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Certified Lactation Counselor

Online CLC© Exam

A remotely-proctored CLC© exam is now available. The exam lasts up to three hours and will require internet access and a computer with a functioning video camera/webcam and audio. Time slots are currently available Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm EST. To learn how to schedule your CLC exam after completing the eligibility requirements, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The online proctoring service allows you to take your exam from the location of your choosing. You will need to schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance. The following technical requirements need to be met in order to complete the CLC Examination online. Please carefully review these requirements before signing up for the CLC Examination:




Web Camera 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows 10 Windows 10
Mac Users OS X 10.5 or higher OS X 10.13 High Sierra
Chromebooks; iPads; Tablets; Smart Phones Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, and smartphones will not work with the CLC examination online. ONLY a desktop computer or a laptop with an external mouse and fully working keyboard will be accepted. No touch-screens are permitted on these devices.  
Internet Download Speed 5 Mbps  
Internet Upload Speed 5 Mbps  
RAM 1024 MB 2 GB
Ports 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
Browsers Google Chrome (version 70) Google Chrome (version 70)
Microphone A functioning microphone – one that is usually built into computers and webcams  
Mouse Any functioning mouse - one that is usually external is preferred (not a laptop track pad). Using arrow keys and laptop track pads to scroll does not work  
Internet Browser Settings Must allow links to be opened in new tabs and windows  

CLC candidates in the Comprehensive Course Pathway will have six (6) months from the date of their Lactation Counselor Training Course completion to sit for the online exam. CLC candidates in the Aggregate or Alternate Pathways will have six (6) months from the date of their application approval to sit for the online exam. However, the option to retake the exam expires within 1 year of those dates, respectively.

For International test takers, please review the exam fee schedule here: ALPP Exam Fee Structure for Tier Countries



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