Update as of August 19, 2022: Review of IBLCE’s ID Policy

If you are taking the September 2022 IBCLC examination, it’s important that you review the IBLCE ID policy and check your IDs! To gain admission to the examination, candidates must present TWO (2) forms of identification. The first and last name on the two forms of ID you present on examination day and the name you have on file with IBLCE must match.

If you need to update the name on file with IBLCE to match your IDs, please contact the IBLCE location that serves you as soon as possible and before September 2, 2022.

Now is a good time to check your IDs to make sure they will meet IBCLC examination requirements:

The FIRST form of identification must be a valid, unexpired government-issued ID that includes the candidate’s name, current photograph, and signature. The following forms of IDs are accepted:

  • driver’s license with photograph
  • international/national/regional/local identification card with photograph
  • passport with photograph
  • military identification card with photograph
  • green card, permanent residence card, or visa with photograph

The SECOND ID must have either the candidate’s name and signature, or their name and current photograph. Options include:

  • credit card (Not accepted if testing via Live Remote Proctoring, or LRP)
  • social security card (Not accepted if testing via LRP)
  • employment / student ID card
  • professional license
  • health insurance cards

For candidates testing via LRP: To protect candidate privacy, credit cards and social security cards are not accepted as a form of identification. The candidate can instead present two forms of primary identification if they do not have a secondary form of identification. Additionally, only IDs in English will be accepted for LRP examinations.

Thank you for noting that legal documents showing a name change, such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree, etc., will NOT be accepted at the test centre.

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

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