Partnership to enhance customer experience 

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 industryleading 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.”


About Prometric

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 or follow us on Twitter at @PrometricGlobal and  

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 or follow us on social media.