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Registration Process

We invite you to join the growing number of physicians who have become Diplomates of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Certification Process and Timelines

September 30th registrations close
October 4th/5th invites to reserve a seat go out from Prometric
October 25th prerequisites are due (ACLM live in-person CMA excluded)
November 25th exam weeks start
December 10th exam weeks close
December 23rd exam results are published
January 1st MOC intake opens
March 31st MOC intake closes

Certification Process

  1. Go to WWW.ABLM.ORG (US and Canada) or WWW.IBLM.CO (rest of the world) and click on “Enroll Now” on the home page

  2. Register for the exam, following the prompts, including payment. Please note that if you do not pay, you are not registered.

  3. Receive an invite from Prometric post close of registrations to reserve a seat at a center of your choice, on a day of your choice during exam weeks

  4. Upload your prerequisites to the database. Please note that you do not have to have your prerequisites ready to register for the exam

  5. The deadline for the prerequisite upload is October 25th, 30 days before the exam weeks start. Please note that the ACLM conference live in-person CME are exempt from this deadline.

  6. The ABLM team reviews and approves your prerequisites and either asks for rectification or gives you the “all clear”

  7. Sit for the exam at a Prometric testing center

  8. Receive the exam results

  9. Sign up for the alternative MOC pathway if you don’t want to re-sit for the exam in 10 years