Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements for the certification examination are listed below. To become credentialed, candidates must submit evidence that they have earned 200 points through primary care board certification, advanced training and education, experience, an academic appointment, or clinical research in the field of lipid disorders. Although rigorous, the requirements have been designed to provide any physician with demonstrated knowledge and experience in lipids an avenue to become certified as a Clinical Lipidologist.

Basic Requirements for All Candidates

Training Requirements
Accumulate 200 points, which must be earned through a combination of points from the options below.

  • Be a currently licensed physician (MD or DO) in the United States or Canada
  • Be certified by a primary care board (ABMS or equivalent) (i.e., Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Geriatrics and Neurology/Vascular Neurology)
  • Have completed a two-year minimum relevant accredited fellowship (e.g., cardiology, endocrinology)
  • Have two years of demonstrated appropriate experience and practice activity in the management of patients with lipid disorders

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