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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Diplomates - LCC

ACCL Designations/Use of Credentials

Candidates who successfully pass the LCC exam will earn the designation "Lipid Competency Certificate." However, this designation is not authorized to be used as the abbreviated credential of "LCC" in a signature line. Please see below for approved designation wording.

Not approved: John Smith, PhD, LCC

Approved Designation: John Smith, PhD
"Certified by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology to have passed the Lipid Competency Certificate Examination."

There may also be limitations imposed by your state or professional licensure board.

Official designation logos are provided by the ACCL for use by Diplomates on letterhead, signage, business cards, etc.