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Our Mission

The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) is the global peak lifestyle medicine certification body that sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians and Doctorate/Masters level health professionals in evidence based Lifestyle Medicine globally. Certification as an IBLM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of lifestyle medicine and distinguishes a health professional as having achieved competency in lifestyle medicine. We are committed to the highest global scientific standards and innovating aggressively so that lifestyle medicine can meet its promise of being a very real part of the solution to the massive NCD epidemic that is overwhelming our planet.

Enrollments for 2024 exams are open!


2024 Exams

  • Pakistan: October 4, Lahore
  • India: October 7, Delhi
  • Qatar: November 2, Doha
  • Chile: November 8, Santiago
  • Brazil: November 7, Porto Allegre
  • Saudi Arabia: November 14, Bukayriyah
  • Thailand: November 17, Bangkok
  • Malaysia: November 23, Kuala Lumpur
  • Hungary: November 23, Budapest
  • Nigeria: November 28th, Lagos
  • UK: November 29, London
  • USA: at Prometric testing centers during exam weeks (Nov 23 to Dec 8)
  • South Korea: December 1, Seoul
  • Philippines: December 3, Manila
  • Portugal: December 7, Lisbon
  • China: December 8, Shanghai
  • Australia: December 8, Melbourne

What is lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.  Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections—also provides effective prevention for these conditions.

Why Certify