Board Certification 2018-10-15T12:14:03+00:00

Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine

Demonstrating competency in Lifestyle Medicine

ASLM is proud to announce Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine is now available in Australasia, offering you the opportunity to be amongst some of the first in the world to be certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) and/or by ASLM.

Certification in Lifestyle Medicine demonstrates your competency in Lifestyle Medicine, augmenting your clinical or public health practice with a solid grounding in preventing, managing and reversing chronic and lifestyle-related diseases.

For the full list of individuals certified in Lifestyle Medicine to date, please see this page.

For those who would like to undertake further professional development in Lifestyle Medicine, Board Certification contributes one third of the points (480/1440) required for the ASLM Fellowship.

Upcoming exams

Eligibility

To be eligible to undertake Board Certification, you must be a Full Member of ASLM (see membership requirements here) and a clinician, public health professional or otherwise suitably qualified in a health related field.

Depending on your field and level of professional education, you will be eligible for one of three categories of Certification described below.

Types of Certification

  • Certified Physician – Medical doctors
  • Certified Professional – Masters/PhD level health practitioners
  • Certified Practitioner –  Degree level health practitioners

Requirements

The pre-requisites and requirements for Certification vary by professional status. Please refer to the type of Certification relevant to you below for a specific breakdown of what’s involved. If you are unsure of which type of Certification you should be pursuing, please see ‘Types of Certification’ above.

Board Certification involves an online (minimum 30 hours) and self-directed learning process. However, candidates will be provided with a comprehensive list of online educational resources, references, articles and other readings to assist with exam preparation. ASLM’s Education Coordinator will also provide guidance in the preparation of case studies and will be available to assist with general enquiries throughout the Board Certification process.

Certified Physician

(Certified by IBLM & ASLM)

30 hours of online/non-live CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

10 hours of in-person CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

Formal case study

Formal exam (4 hours, 150 items)

Cost:

Certification exam fee: $1650 (reduced by $330 until 14 October 2018)

Non-refundable registration fee: $330

Additional costs may be involved for online or in-person CME/CPD

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Certified Professional

(Certified by IBLM & ASLM)

30 hours of online/non-live CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

10 hours of in-person CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

Formal case study

Formal exam (4 hours, 120 items)

Cost:

Certification exam fee: $1320 (reduced by $330 until 14 October 2018)

Non-refundable registration fee: $330

Additional costs may be involved for online or in-person CME/CPD

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Certified Practitioner

(Certified by ASLM)

30 hours of online/non-live CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

10 hours of in-person CME/CPD (Lifestyle Medicine specific)

Formal case study

Formal exam (4 hours, 120 items)

Cost:

Certification exam fee: $1320 (reduced by $330 until 14 October 2018)

Non-refundable registration fee: $320

Additional costs may be involved for online or in-person CME/CPD

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Why Certify?

Certification is the differentiating factor between health professionals who are passionate about Lifestyle Medicine, and those who can actually practice it within their current scope of expertise. Certification will set you apart and change the way you practice medicine (for the better!).

Certification, and the subsequent practice of Lifestyle Medicine, allows you to have a deep and lasting impact on your patients’ health. Rather than simply managing symptoms, you are addressing the underlying cause of chronic disease, often leading to an arrest and reversal of the disease, and healing for your patients.

Certification demonstrates your commitment to, and competency in, Lifestyle Medicine, augmenting your clinical or public health practice with a solid grounding in preventing, managing and reversing chronic and lifestyle-related disease.

Certification, standardised by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, is your entry into a global community of like-minded health professionals, passionate about advancing the Lifestyle Medicine movement for change.

For more of the reasons to pursue Board Certification, and the importance of having an internationally recognised and consistent standard for Lifestyle Medicine professionals, please watch the video below. This video features some of the founding members of the American and International Boards of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Frequently asked questions

Exam preparation and Board Certification requirements can be completed in a 3 month period, depending on how much time you have to study. However, more time than this would be preferable.

Yes! All CME/CPD accrued within the last 3 years counts toward this requirement of Board Certification. CME/CPD must not be older than 3 years prior to completing the formal exam requirement of Board Certification.

Yes! There are three types of Board Certification available, based on your education and profession (see ‘Types of Board Certification’ above). To be Board Certified by the IBLM, you need to be a health practitioner or public health professional with a Masters or PhD level qualification. Degree level health professionals are Certified by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine directly.

You are required to complete 30 hours of online/non-live Lifestyle Medicine CME/CPD. We strongly recommend that you undertake the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine: The Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course 2nd edition (FOL/LMBRC2), presented by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), to achieve your 30 hours. There are alternative courses which have been recommended by the IBLM (see below) but the FOL/LMBRC2 is seen to be the best preparation for Australasian candidates.

The following are highly regarded courses that will assist with exam preparation, recommended by the IBLM:

To help support your efforts, we have created an education resources area of the website which is designed to help you with your preparation and direct you toward the right literature to study. Our Education Coordinator is here to help answer your questions along the way.

Our Education Coordinator, Jordhana Clark, is available to answer any questions you may have about the Board Certification process, and what this internationally recognised standard means for you and your practice.

Please contact our office on 1300 673 643 to speak with her, or email our team at