CLC® Certification Program is Magnet Recognized

Posted : 04/19/24 in In the News

CLC® Certification Program is Magnet Recognized
Ellie Mulpeter

Posted 1 month ago

As of January 1, 2024, the Magnet Recognition Program began accepted nursing and health-care related professional board certifications. While this change is documented on the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) website, the Academy wanted to further publicize, to all current and prospective Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs), this news. The CLC professional credential is officially magnet recognized. The ANCC Magnet Program’s new policy states:

“For a professional board certification and/or a health-care related certification to be accepted for inclusion in the DDCT, it must be accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

1. National Commission Certifying Agencies (NCCA): [LB: ICE] Accredited Program Search (
2. ISO 17-024 (ANSI): ISO 17-024 (ANSI)
3. Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC):”

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited CLC certification program is based on the ISO/IEC 17024 Standard. The organization is well-recognized within the industry as enforcing the highest standards in personnel certification accreditation. Read more about the CLC certification program’s ongoing success with ANAB’s national accreditation standard on the ALPP website under "In the News."