COVID-19 Weekly Updates Archive

UPDATE as of July 1, 2020: 2020 Examination Scheduling in the Coming Weeks

July 1, 2020
As shared with candidates in the May 28, 2020 IBLCE Informational Webinar, 2020 IBCLC examination candidates will be able to schedule their examination appointment in the coming weeks.   IBLCE will send the Examination Authorisation Emails to candidates from the rescheduled March/April 2020 examination…

UPDATE as of July 1, 2020: IBCLC Practice Examination will be Available in Mid-July.

July 1, 2020
The IBCLC practice examination will be available in Mid-July.  While we had previously announced that it would be ready in June in IBLCE’s May Webinar, the practice examination has been delayed due to a technical issue. We apologise for the…

UPDATE as of June 26, 2020: COVID-19 Resource Centre Live in All IBLCE Languages

June 26, 2020
The COVID-19 Resource Centre has been translated and is now live in other IBLCE languages. These pages will be updated regularly, approximately one week after the English page.  Please find the COVID-19 Resource Centre in your language:  繁体中文  Hrvatski  Dansk …

UPDATE as of June 16, 2020: Prometric Scheduling Email Sent to IBLCE Examination Candidates in Error – Please Disregard! 

June 16, 2020
A number of the IBCLC March/April 2020 candidates received an email from Prometric on June 15, 2020, inviting candidates to schedule their examinations. This email communication was a general notice to test takers that was sent in error by Prometric. It did not recognise the specific requirements for the IBCLC programme and was not intended…

UPDATE as of June 12, 2020: Check the Status of Your Application

June 12, 2020
If you applied to sit the September 2020 examination or to recertify by CERPs recently, thank you! You may be able to find answers to your application status questions by logging in to IBLCE’s new online credential management system. Please…

UPDATE as of June 4, 2020: Due to COVID-19, the deadline for applications for the September 2020 examination has been EXTENDED to Monday, June 15, 2020.

June 2, 2020
While we have emailed IBCLCs recertifying by examination multiple times, due to COVID-19, we are unable to mail the typical notices and have extended the deadline to apply for the examination the maximum extent feasible.  This will allow IBCLCs who need to…

UPDATE as of May 28, 2020: Examination Window will be September 8 – 25, 2020 for all 2020 Examination Candidates.

May 28, 2020
The examination window for the rescheduled March/April examination is September 8 – 25, 2020.  This is also then the examination window for the September 2020 examination candidates. ← Back to the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre

UPDATE as of May 13: For March/April 2020 IBCLC Examination Candidates

May 13, 2020
We understand that some employers may request clarification about the reasons why the March/April 2020 IBCLC Examination was postponed. To clarify this, IBLCE can provide you and/or your employer with a letter that explains the reasons why the examination was…

UPDATE as of May 9, 2020: News for Initial Candidates

May 9, 2020
IBLCE issued an Updated Interim Guidance on the Use of Technology to Meet Pathways 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Practise Requirements. This replaces the guidance issued on April 17, 2020. Please see the announcement explaining this update here. The Pathway 3 Plan Guide was…

UPDATE as of April 22, 2020: News for March/April 2020 IBCLC Examination Candidates

April 22, 2020
Please see this important update for March/April 2020 IBCLC examination candidates. ← Back to the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre Weekly Update Archive

UPDATE as of March 17, 2020: News from IBLCE’s third-party testing vendor

March 17, 2020
Please see this update from IBLCE regarding potential communications from its testing partner, Prometric. ← Back to the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre Weekly Update Archive

UPDATE as of March 13, 2020: March/April 2020 IBCLC Examination Administration

March 13, 2020
As the organisation devoted to the professionals who care for breastfeeding families all over the globe, both health and family are important to IBLCE.  As you are undoubtedly aware, the COVID-19 virus is creating significant issues and challenges for many…

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