Eligibility & Prerequisites

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IBLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians

To certify as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician you must be:

UK – a qualified doctor holding the MBBS degree and licensed to practice by the GMC.

Europe – hold a recognised medical degree and have a country equivalent license to practice.

IBLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professionals

To certify as a Lifestyle Medicine Professional, you must hold a Masters or Doctorate degree in a health or allied health discipline.

The prerequisites for the physician level are:

Relevant medical degree (as above) and current license to practice.

30 hours of online/non-live CME from an approved course (LMBRC strongly recommended)

20 hours of live CME from approved events (UK CME package provided at no extra cost)

A case study outlining your personal experience with lifestyle medicine (view PDF)

IBLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professionals

To certify as a Lifestyle Medicine Professional, you must hold a Masters or Doctorate degree in a health or allied health discipline.

The prerequisites for the professional level are:

Proof of your professional credentials and Masters/Doctorate degree in a health-related discipline

30 hours of online/non-live CME from an approved course

20 hours of live in-person/online CME from approved events

Please note that prerequisites are reviewed and approved only during the 30 days before the exam!

CMEs

For the best preparation for the exam we strongly recommend the ACLM Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course 4th Edition. Note only the non-CME version is needed. This is available at $499 (~£390) for non-members of ACLM. (ACLM member price $374.25 ~ £292)

Other approved online CME courses

The IBLM accepts Online CMEs of the following programs/providers:

  • ACLM Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course (LMBRC) 4th Edition
  • ACLM/ACPM Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (LMCC)
  • Doane University Lifestyle Medicine Professional Certificate Program
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine

We are providing a 20-hour package of approved live in-person/online CME events:

1x 7-hr in-person study day

Monday 9th September 2024 at the Foetal Medicine Research Institute, King’s College London, SE5 8BB

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1x 7-hr online study day

Saturday 9th November 2024 on zoom

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6x 1 hr webinar series

September – November 2024. Wednesday/Thursday evenings

However, if preferred, at a cost, there are further opportunities

The IBLM accepts live in-person/online CMEs from the following events/providers:

  • ACLM Annual Conferences
  • International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Annual Conferences
  • Plant-based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) Annual Conferences
  • PCRM Annual International Conferences on Nutrition in Medicine
  • Annual AAFP Lifestyle Medicine course

Rules:

CMEs must be no older than 36 months from the date of the exam.

Proof of CMEs, credentials and case study must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the certification exam.

CMEs from remaining approved events are exempt from the above 30-day rule.

(Please note that exam results will not be communicated until all prerequisites have been submitted and approved)

Pricing

The cost to certify is a one-time fee, dependent on your registration level and PBHP membership status. We encourage you to join PBHP UK as a member before registering, as this is a cheaper option, and you will also be able to support us and enjoy the member benefits.

PHYSICIANS

PBHP UK member price – £1299 (includes certification fee + non-refundable registration fee of £235)

Non-member price – £1399 (includes certification fee + non-refundable registration fee of £235)

+ recommended LMBRC (recommended 30hr course) – $499 = around £390

+ recommended UK 20hr live CME package – free of charge

PHD AND MASTERS LEVEL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

PBHP UK member price – £1069 (includes certification fee + non-refundable registration fee of £155)

Non-member price – £1169 (includes certification fee + non-refundable registration fee of £155)

+ recommended LMBRC (recommended 30hr course) – $499 = around £390

+ recommended UK 20hr live CME package – free of charge

Exam Logistics

Exam duration: Maximum 4 hours

Exam items/questions

  • 150 multiple choice questions for Lifestyle Medicine physicians
  • 120 multiple choice questions for Lifestyle Medicine professionals

Exam questions are written to NBME standards

Format: proctored exam held on 29th November 2024, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm GMT, at The Derby (in the Air Room), Derbyshire House, St Chad’s Street, London, WC1H 8AG using the Classmarker software.

Exam entrants will need to bring their own laptop and power cable. Power supply and excellent wifi will be readily available.