Step 2: Recertification Fees & Key Dates

Recertification 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.

The 2019 Fee Schedule for recertfication is available for those IBCLCs recertifying in 2019. IBLCE only accepts payments in USD.

For detailed information regarding the recertification process, review the Recertification Guide. 

Upcoming Key Dates (2019 – 2020)

April 2020 Examination Application Window

Start date: September 1, 2019

End date: November 15, 2019

Application Deadline: November 15th 2019

2019 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Date: September 30, 2019

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

October 2019 Examination

Start date: October 7, 2019

End date: October 9, 2019

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

  • Only for China, 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

October 2019 Examination Results Posted

Start date: December 31, 2019

End date: January 1, 2020

Results will be posted no later than January 1, 2020

April 2020 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Date: January 31, 2020

October 2019 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

Date: January 31, 2020

30 days following the release of examination results

September 2020 Examination Application Window

Start date: March 1, 2020

End date: May 15, 2020

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

2020 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

Start date: March 1, 2020

End date: September 30, 2020

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

April 2020 Examination

Start date: March 30, 2020

End date: April 3, 2020

Offered in English only worldwide in computer-based testing centers

April 2020 Examination Results Posted

Start date: June 30, 2020

End date: July 1, 2020

Results will be posted no later than July 1, 2020

September 2020 Examination Cancellation/Withdrawal for a Partial Refund

Date: July 31, 2020

April 2020 Examination Hand Score Request Deadline

Date: July 31, 2020

30 days following the release of examination results

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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