Applications for the April/May 2021 IBCLC examination have closed.
Check Your Status
It can take 1-2 months after the application deadline for IBLCE to review and approve all applications. You can check your online account to learn the status of your application.
Receive Examination Authorisation Email
IBLCE began sending authorisation emails on March 19, 2021, 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 April/May 2021 IBCLC examination will take place from April 27 to May 6, 2021.
Examination Scoring & Analysis
Post-administration analysis and scoring takes place.
You will receive your results for the April/May 2021 IBCLC examination in your online account approximately 3 months after the examination.
Key Dates for April/May 2021 IBCLC Examination Candidates
Reschedule or cancel an examination appointment without penalty until 30 days before your scheduled appointment
Within 5-29 days of the scheduled appointment, candidates will need to pay a USD $50 reschedule fee directly to Prometric. Learn more here.
March 27, 2021 is 30 days before the first day of the examination window.
Deadline to schedule your examination appointment & submit any name change requests
The availability of an appointment is not guaranteed after April 16, 2021.
Your name on file must match the IDs you present on examination day. Submit changes to the IBLCE location that serves you by April 16, 2021.
Deadline for cancellations/withdrawals for a partial refund or full refund with documented extraordinary circumstances
Submit request to IBLCE by April 19, 2021. Learn more about your options here.
April/May 2021 Examination
Administered worldwide in English via computer-based testing at test centres and via Live Remote Proctoring.
Deadline to request a deferral to one of the next two examinations with documented extraordinary circumstances
Submit request to IBLCE by June 6, 2021. Learn more here.
April/May 2021 IBCLC Examination Scheduling Progress
As of April 16, 2021:
95.8% of April/May 2021 IBCLC examination candidates have scheduled.