National Lipid Association Self-Assessment Program

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NLA-SAP CME/CE Credit Expiration Notification

The current edition of the NLA-SAP is expiring for CME/CE credit on November 15, 2019.  An updated version of the program will be available soon. If you would like to be notified when the new version is available, please add your email address here

Questions? Contact the NLA office at 904-998-0854 or via email at


The National Lipid Association (NLA) developed the National Lipid Association Self-Assessment Program (NLA-SAP) to provide a critical assessment of your knowledge and to guide you in the selection of additional training courses as well as prepare you for certification in clinical lipidology. The NLA-SAP works to objectively validate and enhance your clinical knowledge of the core curriculum in clinical lipidology as well as challenge your problem-solving skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with dyslipidemia. The following modules comprise the self-assessment program:

Module 1: The Science of Lipidology: Lipid Metabolism, Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis and Genetic Disorders

Module 2: Evidence-based Medicine and Statistics: ASCVD Risk Assessment and Risk Indicators and Subclinical Atherosclerosis Detection

Module 3: Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Lipid Guidelines

Module 4: Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Lifestyle Therapy

Module 5: Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Pharmacologic Therapy


The NLA-SAP is an online self-assessment program. Modules can be completed from any computer or through the NLA-SAP app designed for tablets. Each module contains between 50 – 100 multiple-choice questions. CME/CE credit is designated based on completion of the required pre-reading material for each module (see accreditation information) and completion of the self-assessment component. Upon answering each question, participants are able to view the correct answer, the rationale and all corresponding references. Each question’s rationale is based on the most current, peer-reviewed published information to help you strengthen and reinforce your knowledge.

Upon completing each module, participants will have access to a personalized score report outlining their performance. Additionally, once credit has been claimed for completing a module, participants will receive a print-friendly version of that module for their use.

Upon purchasing the program, you will be provided with instructions on how to access modules from a computer.

Participants can move seamlessly back and forth between the web-based and app version. Search “NLA-SAP” in Google Play or the Apple App store to download the app. The NLA-SAP must be purchased through the NLA-SAP website, and cannot be purchased from the app. Upon purchasing the program and installing the app, you will be prompted to sign into the app with your NLA user name and password upon each log-in.

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Modules can be accessed by visiting You must log in with your NLA username and password upon each visit to this page.



"Excellent questions that made me realize I don’t understand the material as clearly as I thought I did!"
"Kept my interest and helped me understand guideline-developed risk assessment."
"Excellent program for those preparing for certification or who just want to learn lipid management."
"This program helped me assess my current knowledge and pointed out the areas that I need to reinforce with further study."

Program Cost

Purchase entire 5-module program, or individual modules.

Volume/Module NLA Member Non-Member
Module 1 $99 $149
Module 2 $99 $149
Module 3 $99 $149
Module 4 $99 $149
Module 5 $99 $149
Complete 5-Module Program $495 $745


Participants receive access to the NLA-SAP resource page at A variety of tools, including suggested reading, are available to support your learning experience.


American Board of Clinical Lipidology
The American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) currently offers physicians the opportunity for certification and appropriate recognition of advanced training and experience managing patients with lipid disorders. The application and certifying process for physicians can be found at

Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and examinations in the field of lipidology for the growing number of allied health, primary care, and paraprofessionals who are involved in lipid management. Applications and certifying processes for the ACCL's exams can be found at

The NLA-SAP is approved for renewal of certification points by the ACCL

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:15

This page was last updated: Nov 25, 2019

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