Recertification Application Fees
In order to make its certification financially accessible to all those qualified to participate, despite the wide variance in economic conditions throughout the world, we use the purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita metric as determined by international organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and used by a number of international NGOs. PPP takes into account the relative cost of living, the exchange rate and the inflation rates of countries.
The Fee Guide is available for those IBCLCs recertifying in 2023. IBLCE only accepts payments in USD.
For detailed information regarding the recertification process, review the Recertification Guide.
Upcoming Key Dates
2023 Recertification by CERPs
Available online in all IBLCE languages
|CE Self-Assessment becomes available to IBCLCs due to recertify in 2023||October/November 2022|
|2023 Recertification by CERPs Application Window||Apply by September 30, 2023|
September 2023 IBCLC Examination
Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages.
Learn more at the September 2023 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard.
|Application Window||May 10 – June 22, 2023|
|Examination Administration||September 20 – 29, 2023|
April 2024 IBCLC Examination
Administered worldwide in English.
|Application Window||November 20, 2023 – January 4, 2024|
|Examination Administration||April 15 – 20, 2024|
2024 Recertification by CERPs
Available online in all IBLCE languages.
|CE Self-Assessment becomes available to IBCLCs due to recertify in 2024||January 2023|
|2024 Recertification by CERPs Application Window||April 22 – September 30, 2024|
September 2024 IBCLC Examination
Administered worldwide in the ten IBCLC examination languages.
|Application Window||April 22 – May 31, 2024|
|Examination Administration||September 10 – 16, 2024|