Update as of September 9, 2022: A Reminder About IBCLC Examination Breaks

As shared in your Examination Authorisation Email, in Examination Reminder emails, on the COVID-19 Resource Centre, on the LRP Information page, in Examination FAQs and COVID-19 FAQs on the IBLCE website, and in the Supplemental Guide for Live Remote Proctoring (LRP), please pay special attention to the IBCLC examination break policy as you prepare for your examination:

All candidates have a scheduled break between Part 1 and Part 2 of the examination. If you wish to leave your workstation during this break, you must alert your test administrator/proctor before leaving your workstation or moving away from the web-camera during an LRP examination. If you leave your workstation or move away from the web-camera without alerting the proctor, your examination will be terminated.

For candidates taking the examination at a Test Centre:For candidates taking the examination via Live Remote Proctoring (LRP):
You are allowed up to two unscheduled breaks. Please note that the time you take for an unscheduled break is part of the total time you have to complete the examination.Unscheduled breaks are not permitted due to examination security considerations. You may only leave the view of your web-camera during your scheduled break AFTER receiving acknowledgement from your proctor.


Below is a reminder of the break policy that is displayed on screen at the end of Part 1 of the examination:

You have reached the end of Part 1. To finish this section and move on to the break, please click “Finish Section” in the upper right-hand area of the screen. Once you have completed Part 1, you may not return. Your answers will be submitted, and any questions that were incomplete will be marked as unanswered.

If you are taking a Proctored examination at a test centre or online via a Live Remote Proctor and you wish to utilize the 5-minute break, you may not leave the view of the proctor without permission. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the cancellation of your score.

For more information about the IBCLC examination break and other examination policies, please review your Examination Authorisation Email and the COVID-19 Resource Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact the IBLCE location that serves you.

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