Online Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Examination

Posted : 08/06/20 in In the News

Online Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Examination

Posted 3 years 8 months ago

As of May, 2020, the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Exam is now available online to all candidates looking to take the exam for the first time or looking to retake the portion of the exam they did not successfully pass. Per ALPP policies and procedures, all test candidates have up to one year to retake their exam and can retake the exam a total of three times within that year.


To be eligible for the CLC exam, a candidate must complete one of the three certification pathways described here:


The online CLC exam is remotely proctored by a live proctor who is trained by an outsourced organization. The online exam is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm EST. To learn more about the online exam, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document here:


If you need to sign up to retake the exam and you wish to do so online, you may complete the appropriate retake form, found here:, for the pathway that you are a part of. 


The global pandemic is an ever-changing situation and ALPP is working diligently to make sure that all staff members, ALPP proctors, and test takers remain safe and healthy. As a result, all in-person examinations have been canceled through 2020. For a list of locations that we hope will be able to take place in 2021, please click here: This list is subject to change if it is unsafe to host in-person examinations when the time comes.