Exam Information

The subject content of the certifying examination reflects the knowledge, skills, and attitudes deemed essential for the competent practice of lipidology. The content will follow along with the outline of topics listed below and is comprised of the information deemed as the most relevant clinical information for a practicing Lipid Specialist. Exam content includes a focus on the biochemistry and metabolism of lipoproteins and the genetics, diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia and the metabolic syndrome as well as the fundamentals of vascular biology. The content of the exam is reviewed and updated annually to reflect the most current practices in lipidology.

The exam is offered in two formats. A live proctored event may be scheduled at testing center. A list of centers is available to download on this page. Eligible candidates may also schedule an exam to be proctored online. Online proctored exams offer the convenience of taking the exam in the comfort of your home or office. Online proctored exams include a room pan prior to the exam and during the exam as required by the proctor. By registering for an online proctored exam, you acknowledge and consent to room pans prior to and/or during exam delivery.

The 4-hour examination is constructed at the upper level of difficulty and consists of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions in the following areas: 

8% Classification, Measurement and Metabolism of Lipids and Lipoproteins
4% Vascular Biology
13% Genetic Dyslipidemias
8% Evidence-based Medicine and Statistics
11% Identification and Clinical Significance of CVD Risk Factors and Risk Indicators
12% Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
29% Treatment of Dyslipidemia (including Guidelines)
16% Special Populations and Consultative Issues in Clinical Lipidology



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