Ready to take the step and get licensed?
“2017 House Bill 2503 created a program and license for lactation consultants. The program was placed under the authority of the Health Licensing Office. Administrative rules for lactation consultant licensing, license renewal and continuing education were developed with a rules advisory committee.
Licenses will be issued beginning Jan. 2, 2018. Rules take effect on Dec. 1, 2017; and applicants can submit their applications beginning on Dec. 1.”
As of December 1, 2017, IBCLCs in Oregon can apply for state licensure as lactation consultants. These are the steps to follow to become licensed:
1. Download the application form: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HLO/Forms/LCP_License_Application.pdf
2. Fill in the form and attach payment and 2 forms of ID.
3. Mail or fax to:
Oregon Health Authority
Health Licensing Office – Lactation Consultant Program
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301-2192
4. Request IBCLC Certification Verification Authorization by downloading this form: https://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ibclc-certification-verification-form.pdf
5. Fill in your name and IBCLC ID number. The recipient to put in the middle of the form is:
Name: Sarah Bye
Title: Licensing Qualifications Specialist
Organization: Oregon Health Authority – Health Licensing Office
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then sign and date the form and fax it to the number on the bottom of the form: 703-560-7332
Licenses will be issued beginning January 2, 2018.
Good luck everyone!