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 (2020 – 2021)

April/May 2021 Examination Application Window

December 8, 2020 – January 27, 2021

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

Submit request to IBLCE by April 5, 2021. 
Learn more about your financial options in 2021 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.

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 15 – 24, 2021
Administered worldwide in all currently offered examination languages, including English, via computer-based testing.

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