For those planning to sit the September 2023 IBCLC examination, it is important to note a few policies that are specific to the IBCLC examination – and differ slightly from the standard Prometric test centre policies.
Face Masks Continue to be Required
As a healthcare organisation devoted to global public health, and because IBCLCs work with a vulnerable population who in many cases cannot be vaccinated, IBLCE is continuing to require the wearing of masks by examinees while taking the IBCLC examination at testing centres.
If you require an accommodation regarding this policy for reasons based on religion, disability, or other grounds protected by federal, state, or local laws, contact the region that serves you.
Guidelines for Entering a Test Centre
To ensure your safety and the safety of other test takers and test centre staff, you agree that you will not be allowed to take, and that you will not try to take, your scheduled IBCLC examination at a test centre if:
- You have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu or cold-like symptoms in the 10 days prior to your scheduled examination, plus 3 days after symptoms cease,
- You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to your scheduled examination, plus 3 days after symptoms cease,
- You have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
- You have returned from travel from a highly infected area within the preceding 10 days.
Review the IBCLC Examination Resource Centre to learn more about what to expect on examination day.