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The benefits of lifestyle medicine certification include:

Learning how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic disease using scientific, evidence-based treatment modalities

Being recognized by your peers, patients and employers as having obtained specialized knowledge and skills

Receiving the official seal of approval from the International and your national Lifestyle Medicine Society where applicable.

Joining a community of well-respected and trusted professionals who serve as diplomates of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine

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Pathways for Lifestyle Medicine Certification for Physicians


Must be credentialled by a reputable university as an MD, DO, MBBS or equivalent.
Licensure to practice is not required.


Must hold a PhD or Master’s degree in a health related discipline from a reputable institution.
Licensure to practice is not required.


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Registration Process

Includes details

Eligibility + Schedule

Includes details on eligibility, prerequisites and eligible CMEs courses and events

Competencies + Weighting

Includes details on Lifestyle Medicine competencies and exam weighting (percentage of questions in the exam)

Core Competencies

Includes a complete list of competencies, some of which may be outside the scope of practice of non-provider health care practitioners