The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), in close collaboration with 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), the Latin American Lifestyle Medicine Association (LALMA) and the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) to the IBLM board. Once Africa is organized, we will invite their representatives to join IBLM. These organisations also contribute to the item/question writing efforts for the exams.
All certification exams around the globe use the same questions, the same format, the same prerequisites, the same pricing (standard of living adjusted), the same proctoring and the same pass rates.
Certifications are co-issued by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the regional LM organisations:
- North America: ABLM/ACLM and IBLM
- Latin America: LALMA and IBLM
- Asia: ASLM and IBLM
- Europe: ELMO and IBLM
- Oceania: ASLM and IBLM
This makes the lifestyle medicine certifications the first global certification in any medical field.