Am I Eligible?

What is IBLM Certification?

The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians and PhD/Masters level health professionals in Lifestyle Medicine globally.

Am I eligible to take the exam?

IBLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician

You must be licensed to practice as a physician. Your certification will be issued by the IBLM and SLSLM.

IBLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professionals

You must hold a Masters or Doctorate degree in a health or allied health discipline, such as

  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist or Psychotherapist
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

What are the prerequisites?

The prerequisites for the two registration levels are as follows:

Physicians (MBBS)

  • 30 hours of online/non-live CME
  • 10 hours of in-person CME
  • A case study outlining your personal experience with lifestyle medicine (view PDF)

Ph.D./Masters Level

  • 30 hours of online/non-live CME
  • 10 hours of in-person CME

What are the approved online CMEs?

  • ACLM Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course 2nd Edition
  • ACLM/ACPM Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (LMCC)
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (Harvard) online courses
  • Cornell certificate in plant-based nutrition
  • Doane University Lifestyle Medicine Professional Certificate Program
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine

What are the approved in-person CME’s?

  • ACLM conferences & workshops (CME)
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (Harvard) conferences (CME)
  • International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conferences (CME)
  • ACPM conference, lifestyle medicine stream (CME)
  • Plant Based Prevention of Disease Conferences
  • PCRM International Conferences on Nutrition in Medicine
  • Tools for Promoting Healthy Change Conference – ILM @ Harvard (view site)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine

How long does the certificate last?

The IBLM adheres to the global 10 year re-certification regimen. However, the IBLM offers an alternative maintenance of certification pathway, that allows diplomates to remain certified indefinitely, provided they meet the Maintenance of Certification criteria. For more information, please visit www.Immoc.org.

What are the examination logistics?

  • Exam duration: Maximum 4 hours
  • Exam items/questions: 150 multiple choice questions for Lifestyle Medicine physicians; 120 multiple choice questions for Lifestyle Medicine professionals.
  • Format: proctored exam, at a Prometric testing center of your choice.
  • Timing: all exams are run during exam week each year (last week of November and first week of December).

How to Certify?

Lifestyle medicine certification competencies & exam weighting

Please visit https://iblm.co for more details.


Please write to us on lifestylemedicinelk@gmail.com

Upcoming exam dates

All exams are conducted at a Prometric testing center of your choice during “exam week” (last week of November, first week of December) each year.


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the medical professional society for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, health care executives, medical students, medical residents and others on the health care team devoted to treating, reversing and preventing chronic disease through lifestyle behaviors as a first-treatment option. ACLM fills the existing void in medical education by equipping and empowering its members to practice evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine through live and online CME-accredited events and educational offerings, certification opportunities, clinical practice and reimbursement tools, patient education resources, networking opportunities and advocacy.

Most medical students and physicians do not receive adequate training in even the basics of Lifestyle Medicine—nutrition and physical activity—yet we know that 85 percent of chronic disease today is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices in these and other areas.

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