Spring Testing Window:
March 20 – May 1, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
The CLS certification is now recognized by the American College of Cardiology as qualifying criteria to become an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC), a distinguished designation honoring those with advanced training and education in the field of Cardiology.
Learn more about this certification and why RDNs should pursue it.
The Lipid Competency Certificate Program offers a competency assessment and credentialing pathway for healthcare professionals or para professionals with an interest or involvement in field of dyslipidemia. There is no specific licensure to work experience required to apply for the program.
The LCC is ideal for those who wish to demonstrate a core competency in lipid management through assessing their knowledge of Clinical Lipidology to receive recognition from the ACCL.
To qualify to sit for the exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must have earned a minimum of 10 continuing education credit hours in Clinical Lipidology, from a US or Canadian-based accrediting body, in the previous two calendar years. Applicants can satisfy the CE requirements by completing any CE/CME accredited courses focused on lipid management or CVD prevention, or any of the following National Lipid Association educational activities:
The LCC examination was created at the intermediate level of difficulty and consists of approximately 50 multiple choice questions. The two-hour LCC examination is offered worldwide via Online Proctoring provided by the testing provider, Webassessor. Click here for more information regarding Online Proctoring
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*To achieve a passing score on the exam applicants must answer 58% of the questions correctly.
To apply please click here. There is no application deadline.
Please submit your application at least 3–4 weeks before you plan to sit for the examination. Once you submit
your application please allow up to 2 weeks for processing. Upon approval of your application, you will receive an
email providing instructions regarding selecting your exam date and time.