Can I get an official Academic Transcript/Record?
Your academic record is now available for you to download at any time. This is an official, signed transcript and IBLCE has indicated that you can submit this in your applications in place of certificates.
To get your transcript;
- Log into Health e-Learning with your username and password - www.health-e-learning.com (forgotten your details, click here)
- Click on My Account at the top of the page, then click on My Records from the menu on the right hand side of the page.
- Click on the link under academic transcript to download the PDF file.
I'm interested in becoming a Lactation Consultant - where do I start?
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) is the ONLY certifying body which is able to award this credential. Please visit their website to learn more about the requirements to sit the Board Exam.
Do your courses award CEUs, CHs, CERPs or CPDs?
Health e-Learning maintains accreditation with various bodies. Please see our Course Accreditation List for a graphical table of all the accreditation details for all our courses.
Almost all our courses provide CERPs. Please see each course description (under the Courses menu) to see the type and amount of CERPs offered.
CERPs are a continuing education credit for IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants).
CPDs (Australian Midwives and Nurses)
New regulations require Australian Midwives and Nurses to collect 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year.
You do not need to specify what CPD you did when filling our your annual registration information (you just need to acknowledge that you have done 20 hours), however if you are randomly selected for auditing, you will need to provide your evidence. This evidence should include
- a brief description of the outcomes
- the number of hours spent in each activity
The certificate you receive upon successful completion states the date and number of hours. Aims and Outcomes are listed in the course description on our website.
Please see the board's FAQ for more information.
CEU (American Nurses)
Wikipedia provides a good definition of CEUs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuing_education_unit
Health e-Learning is an accredited provider California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number (CEP) 15684 and is currently approved until January 31, 2019.
Please refer to your credentialing body or renewal application. You may be required to obtain education specific to your speciality. As a guide:
- 1 CERP
- = 1 CME or 0.1 CEU or 60 Minutes or 1 CPD or 1 Contact Hour
ANCC /VNA (American Nurses)
Before December 31st 2010, our courses had the following Accreditation:
Most of our courses provided Contact Hours (CHs) - Health e-Learning was an approved provider of continuing education by the Virginia Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC Approval 07-01-01.
Can I get a copy of a certificate from a course that I am no longer enrolled in?
If you need the certificate to submit to IBLCE - you may wish to download a FREE copy of your Academic Transcript - this is an official record that IBLCE has indicated they will accept as proof of your studies. Click here for more information.
Recertifying by CERPs?
Almost all courses that we provide are accredited to award you with CERPs upon successful completion of the course.
You are encouraged to be selective about how you earn your CERPs. Your aim should be to choose courses that extend your current knowledge. For example if you work in one area a lot, then brushing up in areas you don't work will keep you current (eg work in the community: do Preterm Baby or First Week courses for CERPs).
Then there's the Advanced Practice series that we've just commenced, and the Experts-in-Lactation Lectures to listen to. They'll extend your knowledge and skills. And of course don't miss the GOLD conference each year!
We've also created a CERPs calculator - a handy tool that will help you find the quickest or most cost effective ways to earn your CERPs.