Registration process & Timeline

We invite you to join the growing number of doctors and health professionals who have become Diplomates of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Certification Process

How To Prepare For And Take The Lifestyle Medicine Certification Exam


Sign up for the IBLM exam, in your respective category, in the following way:

  1. click on “Enroll Now” in the IBLM-certification page.
  2. Register for the exam, following the prompts, including payment. Please note that if you do not pay, you are not registered. The cost charged includes a non-refundable registration fee, a certification fee, and your entrance to the in-person exam. We are also including our PBHP UK 20-hour CME package free of charge when you register for the IBLM exam. The cost varies between £1069 and £1399, based upon your professional category, and whether you are a PBHP UK member.


Gather your prerequisite 30 hours of CME from an approved course. We strongly recommend the “Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine – the Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course (LMBRC). You only need to buy the non-CME version, which provides the required certificate of completion. This costs $499 (approx £390). You can find the LMBRC here.

You can find further recommended options here.


Gather your prerequisite 20h of live CME (in-person or virtual)

We are providing this as a package free of charge to exam entrants. We are putting on 20hrs of live events (study days and webinars) during Sept-November (more information in eligibility and prerequisites section). If you are unable to attend these, or would prefer another option, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s annual conference will qualify. This can be attended in person or online, but a ticket will need to be purchased. Further options listed in eligibility and prerequisites section.


Physicians only – consider and write your case study outlining your experience of supporting someone using lifestyle medicine or implementation in your own life.


Submit documentation of completion of your exam prerequisites (proof of CMEs, credentials and *case study) by 30th October using the submission box under ‘Exam Prerequisites’ tab in the IBLM section of our website.

*case study for physicians only


Take the exam which consists of between 120 (professionals) and 150 (physicians) multiple choice questions of National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) standard. 4 hours are allowed for completion. The exam will be in Central London, UK, on 29.11.24.


Pass the exam which is graded “on the curve” based upon psychometric assessment after each exam. Exam results are usually released around December 23rd.


Congratulations! Based upon your professional category, you will now be a “certified lifestyle medicine professional or physician” and a diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (DipIBLM).


Consider signing up for the IBLM MOC (maintenance of certificate) pathway at the beginning of the following year in order to keep your certification current. You will receive an invitation to do so in early January of each year. More information here.


August 31st Registration closes
September – November

Webinar series (6 x 1hr):

  • Tuesday 3rd September, 7pm
  • Tuesday 17th September, 7pm
  • Tuesday 1st October, 7pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October, 7pm
  • Tuesday 12th November, 7pm
  • Tuesday 26th November, 7pm
September 9th In-person study day
October 30th Prerequisites are due (excluding confirmation of attendance at remaining CME-events)
November 9th Online study day
November 29th In-person exam
December 23rd Exam results are published
January 1st MOC intake opens
March 31st MOC intake closes