Physicians now eligible for the CLS Examination!

Beginning in the Fall 2014 the ACCL Board of Governors has voted to allow Physicians to sit for the Clinical Lipid Specialist Examination.

Eligibility Criteria

New in 2014 for Dietitians!

The Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved the Clinical Lipid Specialist certification for 75 CPEUs.

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Next CLS Testing Window

Fall 2014

September 29 - November 15

Application Deadline: September 26

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The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology

The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and an examination in the field of Clinical Lipidology for the growing number of health care professionals who are involved in lipid management.

ACCL provides recognition and distinction in the field of Clinical Lipidology for health care professionals who successfully credential and complete a written examination. Certification by the ACCL provides benefits to both the practitioner and the profession by:

  • Improving the quality of patient care
  • Setting benchmarks of clinical competency for lipid specialists
  • Encouraging ongoing learning and improvement required for professional excellence over a lifetime of practice
  • Helping health care professionals achieve recognition of their specialized training and qualifications
  • Enhancing the credibility of the health care professionals and the specialty of Clinical Lipidology in the medical community

To learn more about our exams including eligibility and requirements, click on one of the Certification Pathways below:

Basic Competency in Clinical Lipidology

The BCCL program is open to anyone with a general involvement in the field of lipidology and lipid management. Benchmark your professional competency in the field of clinical lipidology and sharpen your skills.

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Clinical Lipid
Specialist

The CLS program certifies licensed Health Care Professionals and validates their professional credentials to provide specialized care to patients with dyslipidemia and related cardiometabolic conditions.

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