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Join or Renew Your ILCA Membership Today!

Thank you for choosing to be a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) in 2015. ILCA is committed to world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care. It is our highest priority to promote the professional development, advancement, and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) WORLDWIDE for the benefit of breastfeeding infants and their families. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at

ILCA’s membership runs from 1 January - 31 December each year. As soon as you join, you will have full access to all of our ILCA member benefits.

If you are joining ILCA for the first time, please select one of the membership categories in the table below to begin the application process:


Member Type
(based on descriptions below)

Your Investment
(Membership Dues Amount - USD)

Category A


Category B


Category C


Category D






If you would prefer not to join online, download the membership application and submit via mail or fax.

If you are a current member that wishes to renew your ILCA membership, please click the button below.


Your new membership will be valid until 31 December 2015. If you are a renewing member in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, or the United States, you will no longer be automatically enrolled in your regional organization. We encourage you to consider membership with your national or regional organization as well as membership with ILCA. Read here for more details.

If you would prefer not to renew online, download the membership application and submit via mail or fax.

Be an ILCA Benefactor

All members will have the option to add the ILCA Benefactor status to their membership for ONLY $25 or more! Formerly known as Contributing member. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that the ILCA programs you care about – worldwide advocacy, research, scholarships - were all made possible by your additional support.  All members will receive recognition in the Journal of Human Lactation, the ILCA Website, and on a ribbon at the ILCA Conference.


Group Discounts

Get together a group of 5 or more of your friends and colleagues for ILCA membership and you will each get a 10% discount! To qualify for the group membership, submit all of your membership applications together via mail to the ILCA office. For any new members in your group, please use a member application (download here). Renewing members can submit an invoice or a member application (download here) with your member number indicated (find your member number by logging into the "members only" section of the ILCA website). Sorry, online applications and payments are not available for group memberships.


Category Criteria for Eligibility 
(countries are  categorized by the World Bank income indicators)
A Reside in one of the following countries:  Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR (China), Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Saint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (US)
B Reside in one of the following countries:  Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (FYR), Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela (RB)
C Reside in one of the following countries:  Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo (Rep.),Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.),El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia
D Reside in one of the following countries:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.),Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea (Dem. Rep), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Student To qualify as a student member, an individual must list the educational institution being attended along with the Course provider’s name.  Individuals may only be student members for a total of two (2) years.
Retired To qualify as a retired member, an individual must be at least 62 years of age and have been a member of ILCA for a minimum of five (5) non-contiguous years.  By applying as a retired member, an individual is affirming their status of eligibility.
Group All applications for a group must be mailed to the ILCA Office with only one payment. Each individual in the group must complete an application. Online applications and payments are not permitted.

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