Step 2: Certification Fees & Key Dates

Initial Certification Application Fees

 In order to make its certification financially accessible to all those qualified to participate, despite the wide variance in economic conditions throughout the world, IBLCE uses the purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita metric as determined by international organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and used by a number of international NGOs. PPP takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates of countries. Click here for the 2019 Fee Schedule for initial certification. IBLCE only accepts payment in USD.

For detailed information about the initial certification process, review the Candidate Information Guide.

Upcoming Key Dates (2019)

2019 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Start date: March 1, 2019

End date: September 30, 2019

Application Deadline: September 30

2019 October Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Date: July 31, 2019

2019 April Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

Date: July 31, 2019

30 days following the release of exam results

2019 October Examination

Start date: October 7, 2019

End date: October 9, 2019

Administered in all currently offered examination languages, including English:

  • Only for China, South Korea, Israel, Hong Kong, and Australia, Tuesday – Friday, 24 – 27 September, 2019
  • US and territories, Monday, 7 October, 2019
  • Canada and Worldwide (with the exception of the above areas), Monday – Wednesday, 7 – 9 October, 2019

2019 October Exam Results Posted

Start date: December 31, 2019

End date: January 1, 2020

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2020

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