American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL)
Physician Certification Program
The American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) is an independent physician-certifying organization offering the highest benchmark of professional competency in Clinical Lipidology. Enhance your professional stature and credibility in the field, and demonstrate your commitment to the highest standards of patient care. The program is open to licensed physicians in the US and Canada.
More information on upcoming testing windows, deadlines, credentialing criteria and application process is available at www.lipidboard.org.
Maintenance of Certification
The ABCL Maintenance of Certification process is designed to help physicians stay abreast of advances in the field of clinical lipidology, develop better practice systems, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. For more information on Maintenance of Certification criteria, visit www.lipidboard.org/moc.
Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL)
Allied Health Certification Program
The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) offers two unique pathways to certification and competency assessment in Clinical Lipidology for health professionals.
Clinical Lipid Specialist
The Clinical Lipid Specialist (CLS) Program is an advanced certification pathway open to licensed nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered dietitians, clinical exercise physiologists/specialists and other health professionals who meet qualifying criteria. The CLS program certifies allied health professionals and validates their professional credentials to provide specialized care to patients with dyslipidemia and related cardiometabolic conditions.
Basic Competency in Clinical Lipidology
The Basic Competency in Clinical Lipidology (BCCL) program offers a competency assessment and credentialing pathway for any health care professional or paraprofessional with an interest or involvement in the area of dyslipidemia. There is no specific licensure or work experience required to apply. The BCCL program is intended for learners who wish to assess their knowledge of Clinical Lipidology and receive recognition from the ACCL, but who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the CLS program offered by the ACCL or the physician certification program offered by the ABCL.
More information on upcoming testing windows, deadlines, credentialing criteria and application process is available at www.lipidspecialist.org.