Applications are now open for the September 2021 IBCLC examination – with an extended examination administration window! – and for recertification by CERPs

Applications are now open in all languages on the IBLCE website!

Friendly reminder: As announced in the June 2019 Briefing and on our website, as a result of a multi-year review of the IBCLC certification programme by IBCLC subject matter experts, this year there are new eligibility requirements for both initial and recertifying candidates that must be met before you can submit your application! Learn more about the requirements for initial candidates here or for recertifying IBCLCs here.

Applications for the September 2021 IBCLC Examination

Application deadline:  May 28, 2021
EXTENDED Examination window: September 8 – 24, 2021
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Given COVID-19 restrictions in some areas, the examination window has been extended to give candidates more opportunity to access testing seats. The broader September examination window is Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 24, 2021. The September examination is offered worldwide in all IBLCE languages.

You can apply for the September 2021 IBCLC examination between now and May 28, 2021. Initial candidates can learn more about how to apply here. Recertifying candidates can learn more here.

Applications are available in IBLCE’s online credential management system in English, German, and Spanish here. Applications via online form can be found in all other languages on your language page.

Applications for Recertification by CERPs

Application deadline: September 30, 2021
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If you are due to recertify this year and you sat the examination in the past five years, then you are eligible to recertify by CERPs. You can apply to do so in IBLCE’s online credential management system in English, German, and Spanish here. Applications via online form can be found in all other languages on your language page.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact the IBLCE location that serves you.