September 2023 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard


Applications for the September 2023 IBCLC examination are open from mid-May through June 26, 2023. Apply in the online credential management system.

Check Your Status

It can take 1-2 months after the application deadline to review and approve all applications. You can check your online account to learn the status of your application.

Receive Examination Authorisation Email

We will start sending Examination Authorisation Emails for the September 2023 IBCLC examination in July 2023 and will continue until all approved candidates have received them.

Schedule Your Examination Appointment

After receiving your authorisation email, you can schedule your examination appointment. See Key Dates below for important deadlines.


The September 2023 IBCLC examination will take place from September 20 – 29, 2023.

Examination Scoring & Analysis  

Post-administration analysis and scoring takes place.

Receive Results

You will receive your results for the September 2023 IBCLC examination in your online account approximately 3 months after the examination.

Key Dates for September 2023 IBCLC Examination Candidates

May 10 – June 26, 2023Apply for the September 2023 IBCLC Examination.
August 23, 2023Request a partial refund.
Learn more about your refund options here.
September 8, 2023Submit any necessary name changes to your regional location.
September 20 – 29, 2023The September 2023 IBCLC examination is held worldwide in all IBLCE languages.
October 30, 2023Request a deferral to one of the next two examinations by October 30, 2023.
Learn more about your deferral options with documented extraordinary circumstances here

September 2023 IBCLC Examination Scheduling Progress

As of September 15, 2023:

98% of September 2023 IBCLC Examination candidates who have received their Examination Authorisation Email have scheduled.

Candidates scheduled

Candidates not yet scheduled

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