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. Completion date of fellowship must be in the 36 months prior to the exam application deadline.
Letter of attestation from fellowship director confirming acceptable training on the topic of obesity or obesity-related conditions must accompany application. Click here to download attestation letter.
The exam is offered on an annual basis at computer-based test centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.