I wasn't initially planning to sit next year (I'm pretty busy with finishing up pre-requisites for nursing school; I'm a second-degree BSN/MSN candidate) but with the changes for 2012 I realized I'd be crazy not to do it now. I'll be doing pathway 1, have been a LLL leader since 2001 so have MORE than enough hours there
while the health course aren't mandatory yet, I will have all of them done by the exam time b/c of nursing school reqs. I've got about 10 hours towards the 45 required so far, and probably going to do a hybrid of local training (I'm blessed to have a stellar, world renowned lactation educator locally!!) and online classes, most likely at health e-learning.