Board certification 2017-06-09T19:10:22+00:00

Certification in Lifestyle Medicine

ASLM is proud to announce Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine is now available in Australasia.

The first cohort (USA) will be sitting the certification exam at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Tucson Arizona in October 2017.  The second cohort (Australasia) will be sitting the same exam on the weekend of 18-19 November 2017 in Sydney. Location to be advised.

Be amongst the first in the world to be certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM)! Certification can be undertaken from a clinical or public health perspective. Certification demonstrates your commitment to, and expertise 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 also achieves one third of the points (480/1440) required for ASLM Fellowship for those who want to undertake further studies in Lifestyle Medicine.

Types of Certification

There are three categories of certification, depending on your field and level of professional education:

Certified Physician

(Medical doctors)

  • Certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and ASLM
  • Requirements: 30 hours online CPD, 12 hours in person CPD, case study, 150 item exam
  • Non-refundable registration fee $330 (waived until 30 June)
  • $1650 $1320 certification exam fee (early bird ends 31 July)

Certified Professional

(Masters/PhD level health professionals)

  • Certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and ASLM
  • Requirements: 30 hours online CPD, 12 hours in person CPD, case study, 120 item exam
  • Non-refundable registration fee $220 (waived until 30 June)
  • $1320 $990 certification exam fee (early bird ends 31 July)

Certified Practitioner

(Degree level health professionals)

  • Certified by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Requirements: 30 hours online CPD, 12 hours in person CPD, case study, 120 item exam
  • Non-refundable registration fee $220 (waived until 30 June)
  • $1320 $990 certification exam fee (early bird ends 31 July)
  • Can be upgraded to ‘Professional’ level and IBLM certification on later award of Masters or PhD
Register now to be one of the first to certify

Eligibility

  • Full member of ASLM
  • Clinician or public health professional

Requirements

Pre-requisites and requirements for Board Certification are:

  • 30 hours of online Lifestyle Medicine specific CME/CPD – see examples below
  • 12 hours of in-person Lifestyle Medicine specific CME/CPD
    • eg: attendance at Lifestyle Medicine conferences in USA or Australia
  • A formal case study of your experience/practice/application of Lifestyle Medicine (submitted one month prior to the exam)
  • A formal exam (exams are expected to be held annually):
    • Exam duration and items/questions:
      • 150 items for Lifestyle Medicine physicians (4 hours)
      • 120 items for Lifestyle Medicine professionals/practitioners (3 hours)
    • Format: In person – invigilated by IBLM

(CPD/CME must not be older than 3 years prior to the exam)

Self-directed learning

Certification involves a self-directed learning process, however ASLM provides candidates with the assistance of our Education Coordinator and access to a section of the website with educational resources for certification and fellowship candidates.

In most cases, candidates are strongly recommended to undertake the 30 hour online Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies course offered by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) as this will provide a solid grounding for the exam.  There is a separate fee charged by ACPM for this course. There are also other highly regarded courses that will assist with exam preparation.  The following are recommended by the IBLM:

Online learning:

In-person learning:

Candidates will be provided with a comprehensive list of online resources, references, articles and other reading to assist with exam preparation.

Our Education Coordinator will also provide guidance in the preparation of your case study including a template for this.

More information

Read more about the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (LMCC) and the role of the LMCC in the ASLM Fellowship.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to email  or call 1300 673 643 to schedule a call with our Education Coordinator if you have any questions.

Register now for the lowest early bird price