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 2021 Fee Schedule for recertfication is available in the Recertification Guide for those IBCLCs recertifying in 2021. IBLCE only accepts payments in USD.

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

Upcoming Key Dates


April/May 2021 Examination: Examination Authorisation Emails Sent

IBLCE began sending authorisation emails in March. 
Learn more here.


April/May 2021 Examination: Deadline to schedule your examination appointment

The availability of an appointment is not guaranteed after April 16, 2021.


April/May 2021 Examination: Deadline to submit name change requests

Your name on file must match the IDs you present on examination day. Submit changes to the IBLCE location that serves you by April 16, 2021.


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

Submit request for a partial refund or full refund with documented extraordinary circumstances to IBLCE by April 19, 2021.
Learn more here.


April/May 2021 Examination: Reschedule or cancel an examination appointment without penalty until 30 days before your scheduled appointment.

Within 5-29 days of the scheduled appointment, candidates will need to pay a USD $50 reschedule fee directly to Prometric. Learn more here.


September 2021 Examination Application Window

April 19 – May 28, 2021


2021 Recertification by CERPs Application Window

April 19 – September 30, 2021

April/May 2021 Examination

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

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

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