License Verification Tool | Certified Breast Feeding Counselor

Breastfeeding is one of the most important things a mother can do for her baby. Certified Breastfeeding Counselors play an important role in supporting breastfeeding mothers and providing them with the resources they need to be successful in their journey. If you are a health facility looking to ensure the highest level of care for your patients and employees, it is important to verify the license, certification, or credentials of your breastfeeding counselors. Primary source Verification, or PSV, is the best way to validate the qualifications of any practitioner you employ.

Primary source verification ensures the accuracy of the practitioner?s credentials by checking directly with the issuing body of the credential. This is the best way to verify that the practitioner has an up-to-date and active license, certification, or credential, and it also confirms if any disciplinary actions have occurred. By regularly verifying the credentials of your Certified Breast Feeding Counselors, you can be sure that they are qualified to provide the best level of care for you and your patients.

When doing primary source verification, the first step is to identify the issuing body of the credential or license. For Certified Breast Feeding Counselors, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) is the organization that issues the credential and is the organization with which one should verify. The second step is to contact the issuing body by phone, email, or mail and request the information needed to verify the credential or license. Be sure to have the full name and credentials of the counselor you are verifying available.

The third step is to wait for a response from the issuing body. They typically require a few days to look up the credentials and provide a response. Once you have received the response, carefully review the information to ensure that the licensed practitioner has an active credential and has not had any disciplinary actions taken against them.

Primary source verification is an invaluable tool that every health care facility should use to ensure the highest level of care for their patients and coworkers. By verifying the credentials of breastfeeding counselors with the issuing body, you can be sure that you are providing the best level of care and that your employees and patients are in good hands.


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