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September 2021 Examination

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

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

April/May 2021 Examination

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

2021 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

April 19 – September 30, 2021

September 2021 Examination Application Window

April 19 – June 4, 2021

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

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

April/May 2021 Examination: Examination Authorisation Emails Sent

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

September 2020 Examination Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2021

April/May 2021 Examination Application Window

December 8, 2020 – January 27, 2021

September 2020 Examination

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

September 2020 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

September 2020 Examination Application Window

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

2020 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

October 2019 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of examination results

October 2019 Examination Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2020

October 2019 Examination

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

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

October 2019 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

April 2019 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of examination results

2019 April Exam Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than July 1, 2019

2019 April Examination

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

Application Deadline: May 15

2019 April Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

2018 October Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 October Exam Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2019

2018 October Exam

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

Application Deadline: November 15

2018 October Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

2018 April Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 April Exam Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than July 1, 2018

2018 April Exam

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

Application Deadline: May 15

2018 April Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

2017 October Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of exam results

2018 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Application Deadline: September 30

2017 October Exam Results Posted

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2018

2017 October Exam

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

Application Deadline: November 15

MILCC Scholarship Application Window

Scholarship Application Window for 2018 April Exam

2017 October Exam Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

2017 April Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

30 days following the release of the exam results

2017 April Exam Results Posted

Results posted no later than July 1, 2017

2017 April Exam

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

Application Deadline: 22 May

MILCC Scholarship Application Window

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

2017 April Exam Cancellation / Withdrawal For a Partial Refund

2017 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

IBCLC Care Award Application Window

2016 October Exam Hand Score Request Deadline

30 Days following the release of the exam results