November 18, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) has selected Prometric® as its partner for the global administration of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, IBCLC candidates will have access to Prometric’s secure computer-based testing (CBT) locations around the world, including the most extensive network of professional testing locations serving populations in North America, Asia, and other markets.
Alex Paladino, Prometric’s senior executive responsible for client relationships, recently expressed her excitement regarding the future of the partnership: “Prometric is pleased to have been selected by IBLCE to be their assessment delivery partner for the next several years. For the past 34 years, IBCLCs have established sterling reputations as key members of the maternal child healthcare team, working with parents and families, policymakers, and others to provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care. Prometric will contribute to their continued success by leveraging our global scale and technology investments to provide testing solutions that address the evolving needs of the IBCLC global candidate base.”
Additionally, Paladino highlighted how working with IBLCE has helped Prometric revisit and enhance test administration best practices and accommodations for lactating parents, stating “We appreciate IBLCE’s guidance in assisting Prometric in upgrading its lactation and breastfeeding policies to facilitate a positive candidate-focused experience for individuals who take an examination while lactating.”
Prometric will provide IBLCE with the same premier testing benefits that more than 300 leading corporate, academic, and professional certification and licensure organizations have received each year. Prometric has assisted in the successful administration of more than 7 million examinations annually in over 180 countries. Further, Prometric has developed industry-leading operational practices and service capabilities so that everyone will test in a secure, controlled, and consistent testing environment—regardless of location. Prometric collaborates closely with its partners from program implementation through delivery to ensure that all program requirements are fully satisfied.
“IBLCE looks forward to partnering with Prometric for global examination administration,” said IBLCE Board Chair Norma Escobar, IBCLC, RLC of IBLCE. “We are confident that this strategic move will improve our candidates’ testing experiences throughout the world. Prometric’s reputation for reliability and professionalism, coupled with its industry-leading security procedures and geographically diverse testing locations, will prove to be a great asset to our IBCLCs and candidates.”
Prometric enables test sponsors worldwide to advance their credentialing programs through test development and delivery solutions that set the standard in quality and service excellence. Prometric offers a comprehensive and reliable approach to advising, developing, managing and delivering programs in an integrated, technology-enabled environment across the world’s most secure testing network in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit www.prometric.com or follow us on Twitter at @PrometricGlobal and www.linkedin.com/company/prometric/.
About the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
IBLCE is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care. IBLCE is the global leader and the IBCLC the gold standard in lactation care. There are currently over 31,000 IBCLCs in 110 countries. For more information, visit www.iblce.org or follow us on social media.
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