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September 2021 Examination

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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

September 2021 Examination: Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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

April/May 2021 Examination

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

April 27 – May 6, 2021
Administered worldwide in English via computer-based testing.

2021 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

April 19 – September 30, 2021

September 2021 Examination Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

April 19 – June 4, 2021

April/May 2021 Examination: Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Submit request to IBLCE by April 5, 2021.
Learn more here.

April/May 2021 Examination: Examination Authorisation Emails Sent

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

IBLCE will begin sending authorisation emails in early March. 
Learn more here.

September 2020 Examination Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2021

April/May 2021 Examination Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

December 8, 2020 – January 27, 2021

September 2020 Examination

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via computer-based testing.

September 2020 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

September 2020 Examination Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

2020 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

October 2019 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of examination results

October 2019 Examination Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2020

October 2019 Examination

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Administered in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via both computer-based and paper & pencil testing:

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

2019 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Window: March 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

April 2019 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of examination results

October 2019 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2019 April Exam Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than July 1, 2019

2019 April Examination

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Offered in English only according to the following schedule:

  • US and territories, Monday, 1 April, 2019
  • Canada and other countries of the world, Monday – Wednesday, 1 – 3 April, 2019

2019 October Exam Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: May 15

2019 April Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2018 October Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 October Exam Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2019

2018 October Exam

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Administered in all currently offered examination languages, including English:

  • US and territories, Monday, 1 October, 2018
  • Canada and other countries of the world, Monday – Wednesday, 1 – 3 October, 2018

2019 April Exam Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: November 15

2018 October Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2018 April Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 April Exam Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than July 1, 2018

2018 April Exam

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Offered in English only according to the following schedule via computer-based testing:

  • US and territories, Monday, 2 April, 2018
  • Canada and other countries of the world, Monday – Wednesday, 2 – 4 April, 2018

2018 October Exam Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: May 15

2017 October Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 April Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2018 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: September 30

2017 October Exam Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2018

2017 October Exam

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Administered in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via both computer-based and paper & pencil testing:

  • US and territories, Monday, 2 October, 2017
  • Canada and other countries of the world, Monday – Wednesday, 2 – 4 October, 2017
  • Paper & pencil exam only on Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

2018 April Exam Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: November 15

MILCC Scholarship Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Scholarship Application Window for 2018 April Exam

2017 October Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2017 April Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 days following the release of the exam results

2017 April Exam Results Posted

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Results posted no later than July 1, 2017

2017 April Exam

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Offered in English only according to the following schedule via computer-based testing:

  • US and territories, Monday, 3 April, 2017
  • Canada and other countries of the world, Monday – Wednesday, 3 – 5 April, 2017

2017 October Exam Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: 22 May

MILCC Scholarship Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Scholarship Application Window for 2017 October Exam and 2017 Recertification by CERPs

2017 April Exam Cancellation / Withdrawal For a Partial Refund

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2017 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

IBCLC Care Award Application Window

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2016 October Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

30 Days following the release of the exam results