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Frequently Asked Questions

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2023 Examination Administrations

Examination Key Dates
& Candidate Dashboards

The IBCLC examination is offered twice a year, in March/April (in English only) and in September 2023 (in all IBLCE languages).

September 2023 IBCLC examination:

Applications are open! Apply here.
Application Dates: May 10 – June 22, 2023
Examination Administration Dates: September 20 – 29, 2023

Recertify by CERPs:

Applications are coming soon.
Apply by September 30, 2023

March 2023 IBCLC examination:

For more details about March 2023 examination results, check the March 2023 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard here.

Examination Options in 2023

This year, you may have options for taking the examination in English:
Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) -or- sitting the examination at a test centre.

Learn more about making this decision here.

⚠ Please read this important IBCLC Examination Options & Examination Day Notice.

The use of LRP for 2023 IBCLC examination administrations has been approved in light of the ongoing global pandemic.  Any use of LRP for IBCLC examinations in 2024 and beyond will be subject to further review.

Please review the financial options available to you in 2023 here.

Please visit the Examination Resource Centre regularly for application and examination updates.