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. Check the Candidate Information Guide for the 2021 Fee Schedule for initial certification. IBLCE only accepts payment in USD.

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

*Please read in conjunction with the Updated Interim Guidance on the Use of Technology to Meet Pathways 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Practise Requirements (Reissued on October 6, 2020).

Upcoming Key Dates

April/May 2021 Examination: Request a deferral to one of the next two examinations

June 6, 2021
Learn more about your deferral options with documented extraordinary circumstances here

September 2021 Examination: Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Submit request to IBLCE by September 1, 2021.
Learn more about your financial options in 2021 here.

September 2021 Examination

September 8 – 24, 2021
Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via computer-based testing.

September 2021 Examination: Request a deferral to one of the next two examinations

October 24, 2021
Learn more about your deferral options with documented extraordinary circumstances here

Click here to return to Step 1: Prepare for IBCLC Certification

Click here to proceed to Step 3: Apply for the IBCLC Exam & Exam FAQs