IBLCE® is pleased to relaunch the IBCLC® Practice Examination

Originally launched in 2015, this online practice examination will allow test-takers an opportunity to experience the look and format of an IBCLC certification examination, as well as the opportunity to experience a timed, computer-based test.

The practice examination consists of 100 (items) questions that align with the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline. All items on the practice examination are multiple choice questions and include the three types used on the IBCLC certification examination:

  • text-only items,
  • questions with an associated image or graphic, and
  • items that require the test-taker to utilise a case study, or written record of a lactation consultation.

Test-takers will receive a report at the conclusion of the practice examination that will show the number of correctly and incorrectly answered items, broken down by domains in the Detailed Content Outline to help determine in which areas they may wish to devote further study.

The practice examination is $50 USD. The practice examination is available in English only. 

The IBCLC Practice Examination is optional, is not required to apply for or obtain certification as an IBCLC and is not the only or preferred route to certification. It is not the best or only means for preparing adequately for the examination. Taking the practice exam also does not guarantee a passing score, certification, or any other particular result. Candidates should adopt a comprehensive study plan based on the established criteria and body of knowledge; candidates are fully responsible for their own preparation, course of study, professional services, examination, and meeting recertification requirements.


Our COVID-19 Resource Centre is live!

As announced in the IBLCE Informational Webinar on May 28, 2020, the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre is live! This site includes answers to many of the questions you submitted for the webinar, as well as updates about both the rescheduled March/April and September examinations AND certification and recertification in 2020. This site will be updated weekly to keep you posted on the latest news.

Seminario en Línea Informativo de IBLCE del 2 de Junio del 2020

Si no pudo asistir a nuestro Seminario Informativo en Línea de IBLCE, aún puede obtener información sobre el examen pospuesto de Marzo-Abril y la programación y administración del examen de Septiembre 2020 y otras noticias compartidas en nuestro seminario. Puede encontrar la grabación disponible en nuestro sitio web aquí

IBLCE Informational Webinar Recording from May 28, 2020 Now Available

You can now access a recording of the webinar of Board Chair Norma Escobar, IBCLC, RLC, sharing information about the rescheduled March/April 2020 examination, the scheduling and administration of the September 2020 examination and the latest IBLCE updates. You can view it here.

Puede ver el Seminario Informativo en Línea de IBLCE en español aquí.

IBLCE Now Offering CERP Provider Online Learning Programmes List

Due to the inability of many to attend in-person educational offerings, IBLCE is providing information at this time about online lactation educational offerings that can assist IBCLCs and other stakeholders complete their education requirements.  IBLCE is making available the following list of Long-Term and Short-Term CERP Provider programmes to which IBLCE has assigned CERPs.  This list will be updated as courses become available. Please find more information here or on your language page.

Apply for the September 2020 IBCLC Examination from April 23 to June 15, 2020 and Recertify by CERPs from April 23 to September 30, 2020

The September 2020 IBCLC Examination and Recertification by CERPs applications are open as of April 23, 2020!  We are excited to announce that we have a new online credential management system that is in English, Spanish, and German. We apologise for this delay, as working remotely extended out the time for launch. The applications are open in all IBLCE translated languages and can be found on each language page under “Forms.” 

For further details about applying for the IBCLC Examination, please see the “Apply for the IBCLC Exam & Exam FAQs” page of our website. 

For further details about Recertification by CERPs, please see the “Apply for Recertification” page of our website. 

Due to the highly unusual situation presented by COVID 2019, IBLCE staff and associates are currently working remotely. The Americas and Israel IBLCE team is available to answer your questions via email at iblce@iblce.org. IBLCE staff will respond to you as soon as possible within 72 business hours. As staff is remote, email is preferred, but if you need to speak to a representative, there are temporary telephone numbers available on our website. Please visit our site here to see the contact number of your coordinator.