IBLM certification exam update
2020 exam now to be held virtually

Rob Lawson Posted by Rob Lawson on 22 May 2020 / Comments


Due to the developing situation with Covid-19 the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine has taken the decision to allow this year’s certification exam to take place remotely.

This means the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine IBLM certification exams in London and Edinburgh will not now go ahead as planned in June and October.

Instead, you will now be able to complete the exam from the comfort of your own home on the weekend of October 24-25 this year.

We hope you understand that this represents a once only and best solution from a practical and a health and safety point of view.

The online exam will be managed by Classmarker who will send you log in details and password to complete the exam. You will be able to log in between 9am on Saturday, October 24 and 4pm on Sunday October 25th. You will have four hours once you have logged in to complete the exam.

I do hope this extension to October gives all of you further opportunities to study towards the Lifestyle Medicine diploma through BSLM and to complete your case study. The deadline for return of case studies is now extended to mid September.

It will also of course mean you will have the opportunity to complete your 10 hours of in person learning at this year’s BSLM2020 online conference between September 3-5. This can be viewed later at your leisure - but will not be transferable as your 10 hours in person learning for 2021.

For those who have not already signed up to complete the diploma, the additional time now available should be more than sufficient should you wish to take up the challenge.

Head to bslm.org.uk/certification for details.

Please note: the decision to hold the exam virtually is for 2020 only. A decision on next year’s exam will be taken nearer the time and will of course take into account the developing situation with Covid-19.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

I am personally disappointed not to be meeting you all in June or October but do feel on balance the decision to hold an online exam is the right one.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions via office@bslm.org.uk

Dr Rob Lawson FRCGP Dip BSLM
Chair, British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
ELMC President