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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Lipid Competency Certificate Program

Exam Application

Instructions for Completing the Application Form

  1. It is important that your application is 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, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the exam, and your examination results will be sent to the mailing address indicated on the application.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

    Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
    6816 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 1000
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 309-6250

    Please note: Once a candidate’s application has been approved, they must sit for the exam within the next year 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
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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 10 continuing education credit hours, from a US or Canadian-based accrediting body, in clinical lipidology in the previous two calendar years.

We encourage applicants to satisfy this requirement by completing the National Lipid Association (NLA) Lipid Academy Course. However, credit hours may alternatively be obtained by completing Volume I of the NLA-SAP, the NLA Masters in Lipidology Course or other courses of study in clinical Lipidology. For more information regarding the NLA’s education programs please click here.

Registrant Info

Note: Your name and the degrees/credentials you provide on your application is what we will use to produce your certificate if you successfully pass the exam. Please list only those degrees/credentials you wish to be present on your certificate.

Payment Information

Educational Certificates


Authorization & Verification

I authorize the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology to charge my credentialing and examination fees to my credit card listed.

I hereby certify that the information furnished is true and correct and that the ACCL is authorized to investigate and verify any representation made on this application. I agree to have my name and contact information posted on the ACCL website, if I am successful in passing the examination.

I hereby agree to allow ACCL to forward my exam results to my employer upon request