In August 2007, the ILCA Board of Directors announced the creation of the Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association program. It has been a long standing goal of the ILCA Strategic Plan and members of our profession to establish a program that would suitably recognize significant professional achievements of the leaders and mentors in the field of lactation consultancy.
Self-nominated and self-funded designation as “fellow” is the typical manner of recognizing continuous financial membership and proven commitment to ILCA, in addition to professional excellence in the health care field. ILCA members who have achieved a high level of professionalism, demonstrated by meeting independently-set criteria, will be permitted to attain this universal form of recognition. All eligible ILCA members are encouraged to submit their application to permit their recognition as a Fellow of ILCA (FILCA).
A candidate for Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) must meet the following requirements:
Your application materials must be received by December 31, 2013. It is much easier for the review committee to read your application if you follow the formatting, keeping information organized under the correct number and letter. Your application will be reviewed against the eligibility requirements by the ILCA staff and members of the Fellow of ILCA Application Review Committee. You will receive notification of your acceptance (or the need for further documentation) by the Application Review Committee by March 1, 2014. If accepted, your Fellow of ILCA certificate and a special designation lapel pin will be presented at the annual ILCA conference (if you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you after the conference). If you have questions about any aspect of the Fellow of ILCA program, please contact the ILCA office at (919) 861-5577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.