April 2024 Examination to be held April 15, 2024 – April 20, 2024

The IBCLC Commission will be offering the IBCLC Examination at Test Centres and via Live Remote Proctoring (LRP). LRP examinations are offered in English only. Please visit the IBCLC Commission website, www.ibclc-commission.org, for information regarding the 2024 examinations. 

Visit Prometric's test centre location tool for information about available testing centres. You can enter your preferred location and the range of examination dates published by the IBCLC Commission. Please know that neither the IBCLC Commission nor Prometric can guarantee your preferred location and in some cases, travel arrangements will be necessary. Locations shown are also subject to change, so we encourage you to check back when you apply to sit the examination.

IBLCE®, or the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®, is an international credentialing body whose mission is to serve the global public interest by advancing professional practice in lactation consultation and support through credentialing. The IBCLC Commission with representation from the IBCLC community is charged with oversight of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification programme.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants function and contribute as members of the maternal-child health team. They provide care in a variety of settings, while making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources. Working together with families, policymakers, and society, IBCLC certificants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding, and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding. This page provides information about scheduling the IBCLC examination via computer-based-testing (CBT) and via Live Remote Proctoring (LRP). Please navigate through the links on this page for relevant information about scheduling the examination.

To apply to sit the IBCLC examination and for more information about the IBCLC certification, please visit the IBCLC Commission website at www.ibclc-commission.org


As an international organisation, the IBCLC Commission offers the IBCLC certification examination in a number of languages and has certificants in over 100 countries around the world. IBLCE uses British English (UK) in its publications and uses the British English version of the examination as the foundation for all translated versions of its examination.

Since there are relatively few substantive differences between British English and American English and because British English is the most common form of English used worldwide, the spelling used on the English version of the IBCLC Commission examination is British English. Where terms differ between the two forms of English, the British term is noted first with American English noted second, e.g. nappy (diaper).

Also note that the IBCLC examination includes both US and Metric weights and measures. Metric measurements are noted first with US measurements noted second in parentheses, e.g. 3.74kg (8lb. 4oz.).

Please visit the IBCLC Commission website at https://ibclc-commission.org for an up-to-date list of languages in which the IBCLC examination is translated.

Appointments should be scheduled as early as possible prior to the examination administration date. Please visit the IBCLC Commission  website at www.ibclc-commission.org for examination dates and scheduling deadlines.

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 Prometric Customer Service at the phone number that corresponds to your location. Test.

After you schedule your test, Prometric will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test centre, and directions to the test centre.


Location Hours Primary Secondary Description

North America

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET



Central/South America

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET


Asia Pacific
Location Hours Primary Secondary Description
China Mon-Fri 8:30-17:00 GMT +8 +86 400 613 7050    
India Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30 GMT +05:30 +91-0124-451-7160    
Japan Mon-Fri 8:30-18:00 GMT +9:00 +03-6635-9480    
Malaysia Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00 GMT +08:00 +603-76283333    
Other Countries Mon-Fri 8:30-19:00 GMT +10:00 +60-3-7628-3333    


Location Hours Primary Secondary Description
Austria Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-298-582 +31-320-23-9893  
Belgium Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-1-7414 +31-320-23-9892  
Denmark Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +802-40-830 +31-320-23-9895  
Eastern Europe Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 NA +31-320-23-9895  
Finland Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +800-93343 +31-320-23-9895  
France Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-807790 +31-320-23-9899  
Germany Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-1839-708 +31-320-23-9891  
Ireland Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +1800-626104 +31-320-23-9897  
Israel Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +180-924-2007 +31-320-23-9895  
Italy Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +800-878441 +31-320-23-9896  
Netherlands Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +31-320-23-9890    
Norway Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +800-30164 +31-320-23-9895  
Other Countries Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +31-320-239-800    
Poland Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +00800-4411321 +31-320-23-9895  
Portugal Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-203589 +31-320-23-9985  
Russia Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +7-495-580-9456 +31-320-23-9895  
South Africa Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-991120 +31-320-23-9879  
Spain Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +900-151210 +31-320-23-9898  
Sweden Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0200-117023 +31-320-23-9895  
Switzerland Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +0800-556-966 +31-320-23-9894  
Turkey Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00 GMT +01:00 +800-44914073 +31-320-23-9895  
United Kingdom Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 GMT +0800-592-873 +31-320-23-9895  
Europe Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 GMT +1:00 +31-320-239-540  
Middle East Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 GMT +1:00 +31-320-239-530  
Sub-sahara Africa Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 GMT +1:00 +31-320-239-593