Next CLS Testing Window

Spring Testing Window:
March 20 – May 1, 2021
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 12, 2021

Summer Testing Window:
June 19 – July 31, 2021
Application Deadline:
Friday, June 11, 2021

Fall Testing Window:
October 9 – November 27, 2021
Application Deadline:
Friday, October 1, 2021

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CLS Certification
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Clinical Lipid Specialist

Exam Application

Instructions for Completing the Application Form

  1. It is important that your application form be completed carefully and accurately. The information you provide on this form and any accompanying documents will be used by the ACCL to determine your eligibility to sit for the examination. If accepted, your acknowledgement/confirmation letter and your examination results will be sent to the mailing address indicated on the application.
  2. Type or print clearly in ink all information requested, except signatures.
  3. You are required to present copies of certificates of attendance for the CME/CE activities that you submit for points and the titles of the activities must be clearly identified. If the title of the session is not clearly related to lipids, we encourage you to submit a copy of the program or educational outline to assist with credentialing review. The Credentialing Committee will make the final determination on point assignments.
  4. Please send the completed application form, fees, and documentation to the following address:
    Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
    6816 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 1000
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 309-6250

    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 scheduling your exam.

    Please note: Once a candidate’s application has been approved, they must sit for the exam within the next year, three Testing Windows, or they will forfeit all paid fees and be required to apply to submit a new application and full fee to sit for a future exam.


Phone: (904) 309-6250

Download the Applicant Handbook here (Acrobat Reader Required)