I don't know about you, but I spell it IBCLC - International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant - which is what I finally became today after many years of clinical hours, lots of lactation education hours, months of intense studying, an all-day international board exam, 3.5 months (!) of waiting for results, and a nightmare of a bureaucratic screwup which nearly resulted in hundreds of applicants' results (mine included) being delayed for weeks longer than everyone else's, but eventually it was all handled and mid-afternoon Israel time the results were posted.
And I passed and gained the right to put those hard-earned (oh so hard-earned) initials after my name.
Robin Epstein, IBCLC (and of course fine art photographer, but that's a different hat, so to speak)
It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?.