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 2022 Fee Schedule for recertification is available in the Recertification Guide for those IBCLCs recertifying in 2022. IBLCE only accepts payments in USD.

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

Upcoming Key Dates

March/April 2022 IBCLC Examination

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

Application WindowOctober 26 – December 9, 2021
Examination AdministrationMarch 23 – April 1, 2022

September 2022 IBCLC Examination

Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages.

Application WindowApril 19 – June 1, 2022
Examination AdministrationSeptember 14 – 23, 2022

2022 Recertification by CERPs

Available online in English and available in all other IBLCE languages soon

CE Self-Assessment becomes available to IBCLCs due to recertify in 2022October 2021
2022 Recertification by CERPs Application WindowApril 19 – September 30, 2022

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