Certification lasts for 10 years. Once certified, you have a choice of either:
- Sit the exam again each 10 years, or
- Enrol in the ‘Maintenance of Certification‘ (MOC) program.
The MOC program has yearly and 5-yearly requirements.
- On a yearly basis you must read 3 expertly selected articles and answer 80% of the questions about those articles correctly. This equates to 4-6 hours per year and you will receive a certificate when you complete this each year which you can use to claim CPD points elsewhere if desired.
- In addition, on a 5-yearly basis you must provide evidence of 30 hours of Lifestyle Medicine specific CPD (an average of 6 hours per year). This CPD can be obtained from a wide range of sources, so will very likely be the same courses, workshops, summits and conferences you are already choosing to attend, including ASLM courses and events.
The cost of MOC is a low annual fee (much cheaper than sitting the exam again) and is conveniently delivered via our online learning system.