International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) is the global authority that determines the knowledge of practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® are essential members of the maternal-child health team who protect, promote and support breastfeeding to benefit women, children and families worldwide. The IBCLC® credential is the premier and only certification for lactation consultants.
As an International Organisation, in 2013 IBLCE began using British English (UK) in its publications.
In the December 2012 IBLCE e-Newsletter, IBLCE announced the following:
There are relatively few substantive differences between British English and American English. IBLCE is transitioning to British English in its publications as British English is the most common form of English used worldwide. Therefore, commencing with the 2013 examination the spelling used will be British English and where terms differ between the two forms of English, the British will be noted first with American English noted second, e.g. nappy (diaper).
Also note that, the IBLCE exam includes both US and Metric Weights and Measures.
IBLCE Exam Application
Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:
- Applied for certification through IBLCE.
- Paid the examination fee to IBLCE.
- Been notified by IBLCE of your eligibility to take the examination.
Please Note: Standards for certification are established by IBLCE. Inquiries regarding the exam should be addressed to IBLCE and inquiries regarding scheduling of the exam can be directed to Pearson VUE.
Appointments should be scheduled as early as possible prior to the exam date. The 2013 IBLCE exam will be administered on the following dates: Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Wednesday, July 31.
If you are scheduling your CBT appointment online and a seat is not available within a 5-mile radius, you will need to expand your search to a 10-mile radius, then a 15-mile radius and then a 20-mile radius until you find an available seat. If you encounter issues scheduling online, please contact the toll-free registration number for your country found under ‘Schedule by Phone’ link.
After making an appointment, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Your examination results will not be available at the test center. IBLCE will notify you of your exam results by the end of October 2013.