qualifications for certification
QUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATION: FELLOWSHIP PATHWAY
Proof of an active medical license in the U.S. or Canada.
Proof of completion of a residency in the U.S. or Canada.
Active board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board or osteopathic medicine equivalent.
REQUIRED FELLOWSHIP DOCUMENTATION
Proof of successful completion of an on-site clinical fellowship with an obesity component of at least 500 hours of training on the topic of obesity or obesity-related conditions.
Letter of attestation from fellowship director confirming at least 500 hours of training on the topic of obesity or obesity-related conditions must accompany application.
Once required credentials and fellowship documentation are completed, candidates may submit an application to sit for the certification exam. Click here to begin an application.
The exam is offered on an annual basis at Prometric computer-based test centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Click here to locate a test center.