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Continuing Education

Learn and Earn!
ILCA has many offerings to help you learn new information while you earn continuing education credit. ILCA members receive significant discounts on learning activities. Please note that ILCA’s 30-Day Trial Membership does not include this member discount.

Live programs
Conference logoILCA’s Annual Conference is our premier continuing education activity. Members receive a discount on conference registration.

ILCA Webinars feature international speakers on a variety of topics. Recorded webinars are available on the online CERPs onDemand™ site for a limited time following the live presentation.


CERPs onDemand™

ILCA provides a wide variety of opportunities for earning CERPs and other continuing education credit. Our online CERPs onDemand™ site hosts recorded webinars and conference sessions as well as study modules derived from articles in the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) and other publications. You will also go to this site to receive continuing education credit for webinars you have attended. ILCA members receive a 50% discount off the nonmember price of any CERPs onDemand™ learning activity.

Need a few more E-CERPs? ILCA has them! Need to update your knowledge on a particular topic? ILCA has scores of topics from which to choose! All CERPs onDemand™ materials are accessed and completed online. Experience how quickly and smoothly you can review materials, complete a brief quiz and evaluation, and print out your certificate. Enjoy full access to all materials at any time before the learning activity expires.

Entering the CERPs onDemand™ site

ILCA Member: The CERPs onDemand™ site is separate from the ILCA website. To receive your member discount, you must always enter through the CERPs onDemand Portal. This is the only way the CERPs onDemand™ site can recognize you as a member so that you receive your 50% discount off purchases. Download the Member Account Instructions for guidelines on creating your account, logging in, and purchasing modules.

Nonmember: You may enter the CERPs onDemand™ site directly to begin your next learning experience. Or join or renew your membership now to receive your member discount! Phone 919-861-5577 (toll-free at 888-452-2478 in the U.S. and Canada) or click on the Membership tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Target Audience
The target audience for ILCA’s continuing education activities includes anyone within the healthcare arena who has contact with breastfeeding mothers and babies. This includes IBCLCs, RNs in specialty areas and advanced practice; LPNs; physicians in pediatrics, neonatology, family practice, OB-GYN, and ENT; physician assistants; dieticians; pharmacists and others involved in supporting the breastfeeding family.

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education credit is based on a 60-minute hour. Approvers of continuing education credit will grant credit only one time for an educational offering. Because many ILCA conference sessions are posted for online viewing as well, be aware that you can receive credit only one time for any particular conference session.

IBCLC® CERPs
ILCA is a long-term provider with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs). Credit is available in L (lactation), E (ethics) and R (related) CERPs. IBLCE® Approval Number CLT-108-7.

Nursing Contact Hours
ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Those who need to record an ANCC approval number for nursing contact hours may use this ID number: P0286.

Dietician Contact Hours
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association accepts hours obtained for live presentations such as the ILCA Annual Conference without prior approval by the CDR. The CDR will accept ILCA study modules because we are a long term provider with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). When recording study module contact hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)" to receive credit.

CMEs
The American Medical Association will accept participation in a live program without prior approval for CMEs if it qualifies for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™. More information is available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/cme/physician-faq-2012.pdf. ILCA conferences and live webinars qualify for this category.

Questions? Contact education@ilca.org.