IBLCE 2020 COVID-19 Resource Centre

Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19 and the rapid pace at which updates are needed regarding IBCLC certification, IBLCE has created this COVID-19 Resource Centre. Please check back regularly for updates as IBLCE will post a status of any updates weekly.  

IBLCE Informational Webinar

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

Weekly Updates

Check back here for regular updates.

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 …

See older updates here. →

Additional Resources

During this unprecedented time, IBLCE is providing the following resources:  

For Initial Candidates & Mentors of Initial Candidates> Updated Interim Guidance on the Use of Technology to Meet Pathways 1, 2, & 3 Clinical Practise Requirements
> Updated Pathway 3 Plan Guide
> Advisory Opinion on Telehealth
> Update to March/April Examination Candidates
For IBCLCs Recertifying by Examination > Advisory Opinion on Telehealth
> Update to March/April Examination Candidates
For IBCLCs Recertifying by CERPs > IBLCE CERP Provider Online Learning Programmes
> Advisory Opinion on Telehealth
For IBCLCs Providing Lactation Care During COVID-19> Advisory Opinion on Telehealth

Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions, see our FAQs for Initial Candidates, Recertification, and the Examination.

2020 IBCLC Examination

Examination Details for March/April and September 2020 IBCLC Examination Candidates 

Updated Examination Dates: September 8-25, 2020  

Expected window for examination appointment scheduling: July – August 2020  

Please wait to reach out to IBLCE’s testing vendor until after you have received your examination authorisation email from IBLCE with instructions for scheduling. Contacting them before you have the email may result in difficulties with scheduling your appointment.  


Applications to sit the September 2020 examination are now closed.  
March/April 2020 candidates do not need to submit another application.