Initial Exam and Recertification

  • The exam is held two times per year, generally in April and September.

  • The exam tests your knowledge based on the detailed content outline and clinical competencies for IBCLCs, and ensures you can apply this knowledge in accordance with the Scope of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs.

2023 Detailed Content Outline    

2018 Clinical Competencies    

2015 Code of Professional Conduct   

2018 Scope of Practice   


*Please consult the IBLCE website for the most recent versions of these documents.