CLC® Certification Program Enters Another Year with Prestigious Accreditation

Posted : 04/19/24 in In the News

CLC® Certification Program Enters Another Year with  Prestigious Accreditation
Ellie Mulpeter

Posted 1 month ago

The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC®) certification program is well under way and thriving in another year of accreditation with the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This accreditation is specific to Personnel Certification Bodies and demonstrates excellence in the field through direct assessment of the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice’s (ALPP) policies and procedures around the CLC® certification.

ALPP’s Director, Ellie Mulpeter, MPH, CLC, was interviewed regarding the success of the CLC program, which has been under ANAB accreditation since in 2013. She stated, “ANAB’s accreditation positions the CLC® program above and beyond in terms of professionality and reputation. In other words, we, as the certification body, are held to an incredibly high standard to meet ANAB’s personnel certification standard and take great pride in maintaining this accreditation.”

Among other requirements to meet under ANAB’s standard (ISO/IEC 17024), ALPP is required to demonstrate the following annually:

Fairness, reliability and validity of the CLC® certification examination via professional psychometric testing; Impartiality of all policies and procedures, including those related to disciplinary action; Impartial governance structure; Ongoing review of and signature for Conflict of Interest statements for all ALPP staff members.

We are grateful for the opportunity to maintain this prestigious accreditation and thank all of the CLC®  candidates who have pursued our professional certification. The CLC® certification program is accredited by ANAB through 2028.