2022 Examination Options
Whether you are an initial candidate or an IBCLC recertifying by examination, IBLCE has crafted policies to allow you to make the best decisions for you and your family given your own personal situation.
As IBLCE prepares for the 2022 examinations, both IBCLCs and initial candidates have a number of choices available to them which allow for Live Remote Proctoring as made available in English by the testing vendor, testing at a test centre, deferring your fees to the next year, or financial refund of examination fees.
Here are the choices available to you:
Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) in 2022
IBLCE will offer the March/April and September 2022 IBCLC examination administrations via Live Remote Proctoring in English, which is currently the only language offered by IBLCE’s third-party testing vendor.
IBLCE has approved the use of LRP for 2022 IBCLC examination administrations in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Any use of LRP for IBCLC examinations in 2023 and beyond will be subject to further review.
As far as the financial choices available to you, below is a chart which sets forth decision points including relevant dates:
2022 IBCLC Examination Candidate Financial Options for Withdrawing/Cancelling Examination Appointment
Please see the full list of your financial options below:
|ALL candidates approved for the March/April 2022 or September 2022 examination ||Partial Refund |
(50% of fees paid)
|March/April Candidates: Submit request to IBLCE by February 25, 2022. |
September Candidates: Submit request to IBLCE by August 19, 2022.
No documentation is required for a withdrawal with a partial refund.
|INITIAL CANDIDATES: Candidates who are not yet IBCLCs and are approved for the March/April 2022 or September 2022 examination||Defer fees to one of the next two examinations*|
*Candidates must apply and meet the certification requirements in the year that they sit the examination.
|Submit request with documented extraordinary circumstances** before your examination date or within 30 days after the examination window.|
|RECERTIFYING BY EXAMINATION:|
Candidates who are recertifying by examination and are approved for the March/April 2022 or September 2022 examination
|Defer fees to one of the next two examinations* and receive a one-year certification extension to December 31, 2022. |
*Candidates must apply and meet the recertification requirements in the year that they sit the examination.
|Submit request with documented extraordinary circumstances** and 15 L-CERPs before your examination date or within 30 days after the examination window.|
|ALL candidates approved for the March/April 2022 or September 2022 examination||Full Refund||March/April Candidates: Submit request to IBLCE by February 25, 2022 with documented extraordinary circumstances**. |
September Candidates: Submit request to IBLCE by August 19, 2022 with documented extraordinary circumstances**.
To request a deferral to an examination in 2023, contact the IBLCE location that serves you.
**Extraordinary circumstances also include COVID-19 related concerns, such as job loss of the candidate and/or partner/spouse, COVID-19 health issue for candidate or immediate family member, and/or concern for going into the public due to COVID-19
For more details about these options visit the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre of the IBLCE website, as specific information and updates will be provided there when it is available. These options are only applicable to 2022 examination candidates due to COVID-19.
Your unique travel issues should be carefully considered.
Additionally, while local, state and federal regulations may restrict examination administration delivery at US locations; the IBCLC programme is deemed essential therefore offering greater test centre location availability.
IBLCE’s testing vendor Prometric is committed to remaining in compliance with governmental mandates and recommendations from the World Health Organization and will be dependent on local government guidelines. For further information on these social distancing policies and practices, please see here.
Review the Examination Day Notice here.
Updated on August 2, 2022