Update as of May 7, 2021: Next Steps for September 2021 IBCLC Examination Candidates

If you applied to sit the September 2021 IBCLC examination, thank you for your commitment to professional evidence-based lactation care!

After you submit your application, you may be wondering what comes next. Please read below to learn more about the process – and check the September 2021 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard periodically to track where we are in this process.

Currently, IBLCE is working to review applications. Given the thousands of candidates each year, it can take 1-2 months after the application deadline for IBLCE to review all applications. You can check your online account to learn the status of your application.

It is not possible to schedule your September IBCLC examination yet. IBLCE will start sending Examination Authorisation Emails for the September 2021 IBCLC examination in July. After you receive your authorisation email, you can then schedule your examination for the broadened examination window: September 8 – 24, 2021.

Check the September 2021 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard regularly to learn more!

If you haven’t yet applied for the September examination, there is still time to do so! Applications for the examination are open until May 28, 2021. Apply here.

If you have a question specific to your situation, you can contact the IBLCE location that serves you.

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