International Certification

Why Certify?

“Chronic disease is now responsible for 70 to 80% of all health care expenditure, yet most health professionals treat chronic disease the same way they treat communicable disease: with pills and injections. While this might temporarily relieve acute symptoms, it does not address the underlying cause of the chronic disease.

Most physicians and health professionals receive little to no education on nutrition, exercise, rest or social connectivity, which are the four pillars of Lifestyle Medicine. This is akin to an automotive engineer not spending any time on learning how to propel a motor vehicle in the most efficient and sustainable manner, whether that be petrol, diesel, electricity or a combination thereof.

Learn how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic disease in a scientific, evidence based manner and receive the official seal of approval that you have studied and mastered the discipline from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

How to certify?

The IBLM and its member associations, colleges, societies and organizations are committed to a globally standardized approach to lifestyle medicine certifications. This includes exam eligibility, prerequisites, exam questions and length, pass rates and certification costs (tiered to account for the variations in purchasing power). As the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has been the first institution to hold certifications, the IBLM global standards have been modelled against the ABLM standards”. Each region has minor modifications to account for local circumstances.

The IBLM is working with the following organisations, to bring a globally unified certification framework to the market:

The Amercian Board of Lifestyle Medicine
The European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation
The Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The Latin American Lifestyle Medicine Association

How to Register?

For certification eligibility, prerequisites, lifestyle medicine competencies and exam logistics, please click here.