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 2020 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 – 2020)

September 2020 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Date: July 31, 2020

September 2020 Examination

Start date: September 21, 2020

End date: September 25, 2020

Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via computer-based testing. Paper & pencil testing may be available in countries where CBT centres are not geographically available or in cases of substantiated reasonable accommodations.

Paper & pencil examination only on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 2020 Examination Results Posted

Start date: December 31, 2020

End date: January 1, 2021

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2021

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