General Description

Basically, Lifestyle Medicine approaches and practices do not require any license. International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) is providing the course for LM practitioners, which is called “Lifestyle Medicine Board Certification”.

Current medical education curriculum does not comprehensively cover the core fields of LM like nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management and social  connection.

On the other hand, non-communicable disease (NCD) is pandemic worldwide. It is clear that 70% of those NCDs are preventable if we optimize our lifestyle.

IBLM is providing educational materials, which are based on evidence, and certification exams in English or some other languages in countries across the world.

Under the cooperation of IBLM, JSLM is planning to hold the first Board Certification Exam in Japanese in Japan, too.

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Link to IBLM https://iblm.co/how/#exam

The prerequisites for the two registration levels are as follows:

 MDs/DOs
 30 hours of online/non-live CME
 10 hours of in-person CME
 A case study outlining your personal experience with lifestyle medicine (PDF: https://iblm.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/MDDOCertificationCaseStudyTemplate-1.pdf)(Required for physicians only)

PhD/Masters Level
 30 hours of online/non-live CME
 10 hours of in-person CME
 

Upcoming exam dates
You can participate the 2021 exam in Japan. (Check more details here.)
(Exams in other countries  link to https://iblm.co/)

 

Board Certification Exam in Japan

In-person course (10 CME)

The  1st Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Lifestyle Medicine (It’s going to be held in Autum 2021. The details will be updated on our Events/What’s New page.)

Exam (available in any languages which have already been released, including Japanese) (about 4 hours) 

The exam will be held at test centers from which you can take your nearest one. 
Please stay tuned to our Events/What’s New page.

contact at office@lifestylemedicinejapan.org

Teaching Materials

Online courses which are needed to be taken for the exam application
Link to IBLM https://iblm.co/how/#exam

While the IBLM sets the certification competencies and Lifestyle Medicine standards, it is left up to the participants to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experience from reputable sources.

CMEs must be no older than 36 months from the date of the exam.

Proof of CMEs, credentials and case study must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the certification exam. CMEs from Lifestyle Medicine conferences immediately preceding an exam are exempt from the above 30 day rule! (Please note exam results will not be communicated and certifications will be issued until all prerequisites have been received and approved)

The IBLM accepts Online CMEs of the following programs/providers:

  • ACLM/ACPM Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (LMCC)
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (Harvard) online courses
  • Cornell certificate in plant-based nutrition
  • Doane University Lifestyle Medicine Professional Certificate Program
  • Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course 2nd Edition★JSLM’s recommend
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine
  • Programs that meet and cover in-person & online CME exam prerequisites
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Lifestyle Medicine emphasis – Southern Adventist University
  • Masters of Lifestyle Medicine – Kaunas University, Lithuania
  • Evidence based approach to Lifestyle Medicine – Institute of Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar, Qatar

In-person courses which are needed to be taken for the exam application

CMEs must be no older than 36 months from the date of the exam
Proof of CMEs, credentials and case study must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the certification exam. CMEs from Lifestyle Medicine conferences immediately preceding an exam are exempt from the above 30 day rule!
(Please note exam results will not be communicated and certifications will be issued until all prerequisites have been received and approved)

The IBLM accepts In-Person CMEs of the following programs/providers:

The annual meeting of JSLM is going to be included as one of these programs/providers. Physicians still need to submit a case study at least 30 days prior to the certification exam.

  • ACLM conferences & workshops (CME)
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (Harvard) conferences (CME)
  • Food as Medicine conferences (CME)
  • International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conferences (CME)
  • ACPM conference, lifestyle medicine stream (CME)
  • Plant Based Prevention of Disease Conferences
  • PCRM International Conferences on Nutrition in Medicine
  • Tools for Promoting Healthy Change Conference – ILM @ Harvard (view site)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine

Application

For those who are considering to take the exam in Japan in 2021, please see the details here.

For those who are applying for the exam in other countries, please check the details in IBLM website.

Link to IBLM https://iblm.co

For more information about exam in japan, please stay tuned on our Events/What’s New page or contact at office@lifestylemedicinejapan.org

LM Board Certification Qualified Members in JSLM

2018 Darrel Vaughan(Okinawa)
2019 Keisuke Miyamoto(Honolulu, Hawaii)
2020 Minako Abe(Tokyo)
2020 Noriyo Kimura(Okinawa)