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Fall 2015

October 5, 2015 – November 21, 2015

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CLS Certification
Recognized by ACC

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.

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BCCL Examination now available to International Applicants!

In 2015 the ACCL will begin accepting applications from applicants worldwide for the Basic Competency in Clinical Lipidology certification program.

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CLS Certification Featured on Today's Dietitian

Learn more about this certification and why RDNs should pursue it.

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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

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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