Holders of a current state license in healthcare must provide proof of state licensure as a dentist, dietitian, midwife, nurse, occupational therapist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physiotherapist, physician, medical doctor, speech pathologist, and/or speech therapist.
Non-holders of a current state license in healthcare must
Successfully complete Basic Life Support training (at any time in the past)
Take and pass the Certified Clinical Lactationist™ Exam after completing all other requirements.
Certified Clinical Lactationist™(CCL) Exam
The Lactationist™ exam has 50 questions and is completed online.
You must score 80% to pass the exam.
Upon successful completion of the exam, your certificate will be enabled for you to print from your online account and, within 30 days, we will mail you your beautiful Certified Clinical Lactationist™ lapel pin.
Exam scores are released as pass/fail only.
If you do not pass, you may take the exam 2 more times, at an additional cost.
The fee for a second attempt at the Certified Clinical Lactationist™ exam is $50
The fee for a third attempt at the Certified Clinical Lactationist™ exam is $75
Exam questions vary so you will not be taking the same exam for each attempt
If, after 3 attempts, you do not pass the exam, you are no longer eligible for the Certified Clinical Lactationist™ certification.
The Certified Clinical Lactationist™ certification must be renewed every 3 years by completing 30 hours of continuing education credits (L-CERPs) from Breastfeeding Oultook.