Applications for the September 2021 IBCLC examination are now open! Apply by June 4, 2021 in all languages.
Receive Examination Authorisation Email
IBLCE will start sending Examination Authorisation Emails for the September 2021 IBCLC examination in July.
Schedule Your Examination Appointment
After receiving your authorisation email, you can schedule your examination appointment. Learn more about your financial options here.
The September 2021 IBCLC examination will take place from September 8 – 24, 2021.
Examination Scoring & Analysis
Post-administration analysis and scoring takes place.
You will receive your results for the September 2021 IBCLC examination in your online account approximately 3 months after the examination.
Key Dates for September 2021 IBCLC Examination Candidates
August 27, 2021
Submit any necessary name change requests by August 27, 2021.
Your name on file with IBLCE and the name on the two forms of ID you present on examination day must match. If you need to change your name on file with IBLCE to match your IDs, please contact the IBLCE location that serves you by the deadline.
September 1, 2021
Request a cancellation for a partial refund or full refund due to extraordinary circumstances by September 1, 2021.
Learn more about your options in 2021 here.
September 8 – 24, 2021
September 2021 IBCLC Examination Window
Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via computer-based testing.
October 25, 2021
Request a deferral to one of the next two examinations by October 25, 2021.
Learn more about your deferral options with documented extraordinary circumstances here.
September 2021 IBCLC Examination Scheduling Progress
As of August 27, 2021:
90% of September 2021 IBCLC Examination candidates who have received their Examination Authorisation Email have scheduled.