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, the exchange rate and the inflation rates of countries.

The 2023 Fee Guide is available for those IBCLCs recertifying in 2023. IBLCE only accepts payments in USD.

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

Upcoming Key Dates

March 2023 IBCLC Examination

Administered worldwide in English.
Learn more on the March 2022 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard

Application WindowOctober 21 – December 5, 2022
Examination AdministrationMarch 8 – 17, 2023

2023 Recertification by CERPs

Available online in all IBLCE languages

CE Self-Assessment becomes available to IBCLCs due to recertify in 2023October/November 2022
2023 Recertification by CERPs Application WindowMay 10 – September 30, 2023

September 2023 IBCLC Examination

Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages.
Learn more on the September 2023 IBCLC Examination Candidate Dashboard coming soon

Application WindowMay 10 – June 22, 2023
Examination AdministrationSeptember 20 – 29, 2023

April 2024 IBCLC Examination

Administered worldwide in English.

Application WindowNovember 20, 2023 – January 4, 2024
Examination AdministrationApril 15 – 20, 2024

2024 Recertification by CERPs

Available online in all IBLCE languages.

CE Self-Assessment becomes available to IBCLCs due to recertify in 2024January 2023
2024 Recertification by CERPs Application WindowApril 22 – September 30, 2024

September 2024 IBCLC Examination

Administered worldwide in 10 examination languages.

Application WindowApril 22 – May 31, 2024
Examination AdministrationSeptember 10 – 16, 2024

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