Update as of February 11, 2022: IBLCE Is Beginning to Send March/April 2022 Examination Authorisation Emails

IBLCE is now sending the Examination Authorisation Emails to March/April 2022 candidates.  A number of candidates received their authorisation today. IBLCE is working to finalise remaining details and send authorisations to all candidates soon. We will post regular status updates on the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre about authorisation emails and scheduling.

For the March/April 2022 examination administration, you have the option to take the IBCLC examination via Live Remote Proctoring or by going to a test centre. You also have other financial options available to you. Please review the information below and on IBLCE’s website carefully so that you can make the most appropriate decision for yourself in your unique circumstances.

Live Remote Proctoring (LRP)

IBLCE is offering LRP again in 2022 to provide, where feasible, greater options. Candidates who wish to take the examination via LRP must meet the system requirements and environmental requirements. This is important for your testing experience, as well as the integrity of the IBCLC credential. It is also essential that you to complete a system readiness check before scheduling an LRP examination.

To understand this option and make an informed decision on what examination modality is appropriate for you, please consult the information about taking an examination via LRP on IBLCE’s website and on the testing vendor Prometric’s website.  

Test Centres

You also have the option to take the examination at a test centre, where the test centre supplies the equipment for the examination. During this dynamic time, testing procedures in place at Prometric test centres are subject to change.  Please check Prometric’s website and IBLCE’s COVID-19 Resource Centre regularly for the most up-to-date information regarding testing in 2022.  Additionally, it is very important to review this list of testing centres that have specific COVID-19-related requirements.

To learn more about the test centre experience, please consult information about taking the examination at a test centre on IBLCE’s website and on Prometric’s website.

Financial Options Available to You

IBLCE understands that this is a fluid environment and has crafted policies to allow you to make appropriate decisions given your own personal situation.

If sitting the IBCLC examination is not feasible for you in March/April, there are options for both recertifying or initial candidates to defer to a future examination or withdraw for a full or partial refund. You can find your financial options here.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact the IBLCE location that serves you.

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