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2024 Examination Administrations

Examination Key Dates
& Candidate Dashboards

The IBCLC examination is offered twice a year, in April (in English only) and in September 2024 (in all IBCLC examination languages).

April 2024 IBCLC examination:

Applications for the April 2024 IBCLC examination are now open!

Application Dates: Late November 2023 – January 4, 2024
Examination Dates: April 15 – 20, 2024

For more details about the April 2024 examination, check the April 2024 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard here.

September 2024 IBCLC examination:

Application Dates: Late April – May 31, 2024
Examination Administration Dates: September 10 – 16, 2024

Examination Options in 2024

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 has been approved for the 2024 IBCLC examination administrations. Any use of LRP for IBCLC examinations in 2025 and beyond will be subject to further review.

Please review the financial options available to you in 2024 here.

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

Learn more about 2023 IBCLC Examinations here.