While many candidates will prefer to take the examination from home, you can take your examination anywhere that meets the workspace criteria below:
- Testing location must be indoors (walled), well lit, free from background noise and disruptions. Please note that airwalls are not permitted (many hotels use airwalls to configure space).
- No third party may be present in the room or enter the room for the duration of the examination. If this occurs, you will be dismissed from the examination. Note that for breast/chestfeeding accommodations, these breaks will be taken out of the view of the webcam.
- Your workspace and surrounding area must be free of pens, paper, electronic devices, etc. No content that could potentially provide an unfair advantage during your examination, including that posted on walls or within your immediate area, can be present during your examination session.
- Please note that testing via LRP requires downloading the ProProctor software to a computer, so if you are using a computer that is not your own, check to see if this is possible to do on the computer you will be using.
Please note: To preserve the integrity of the IBCLC credential and to provide appropriate separation between IBLCE and educational organisations/individuals who offer test preparatory materials or training, candidates sitting via Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) are not to take the IBCLC examination in a location that is owned or operated by an educational entity that offers IBCLC test preparatory materials or training courses.