Next CLS Testing Window

Fall 2017 Testing Window

September 3, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 25, 2017

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CLS Renewal of Certification (ROC)

The ACCL requires that all CLS participate in ROC every 10 years to maintain active status. Those certified in 2007 have been provided with a 1 year extension to apply. If you were certified in 2007or 2008, the application deadline to apply is October 1, 2018.

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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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CLS Certification Featured on Today's Dietitian

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

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CLS Certification Featured on Today's Dietitian

Today's Dietitian, a well-known, reputable magazine and website for RDNs recently released an article on Advanced Specialization as a Clinical Lipid Specialist on their website. Authored by ACCL Diplomates Julie Bolick, MS, RDN, CLS and Geeta Sikand MA, RDN, CLS, this article explains why and how RDNs working in lipid management should pursue this important credential.

Eligibility and training requirements for RDNs to become a Clinical Lipid Specialist (CLS) can be found here.