The ABLM has set out to create the first truly international Lifestyle Medicine certification, appointing the Executive Directors of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (ELMO), Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and the chairman of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) to the ABLM board. These organisations have also contributed to the item/question writing efforts for the exam.
For the first certification, international health professionals can participate in the ABLM/ACLM exams. Please note that all international certifications will be issued by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM).
For subsequent certifications, the ABLM/ACLM exams are offered to international LM organizations approved by the ABLM in “private labelled” form:
- The local LM entities organize their own participants and exam logistics and issue their own certification
- The ABLM provides and maintains the exam questions, psychometrics and “pass” standards
This will ensure that the ABLM/ACLM certification will become the first global certification in the medical field. The European LM organisation (ELMO), the Australasian Society of LM (ASLM) and the Asian Society of LM have committed to use the ABLM certification exams.