The qualifications of individuals desiring certification will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and must be approved before the candidates may take the certifying examination.


Application

Complete and send one copy of the ACLAM Examination Application Form and required submission inclusions to the Executive Director, Dr. Melvin Balk, 96 Chester St. Chester, NH 03036-USA. TEL- 603-887-2467, FAX 603- 887-0096. E-mail: mwbaclam@gsinet.net.

The application fee must be paid before submitting your application.

The preferred method to submit your application is scanned and sent as one PDF to the Executive Director. NOTE: please separate the application from the photo. Send to: mwbaclam@gsinet.net


Fees

Payments are submitted online.

Application: $200      Required to process application. Nonrefundable.
Examination: $600    Submit once application is approved.

NOTE: One is entitled to take the examination up to a maximum of three times during the next three years after becoming Board eligible. Failure to successfully pass the exam after three consecutive  attempts results in one no longer being ACLAM Board eligible and will require that you submit another application, pay another application  and examination fee, and pass the examination before you can be certified as a Diplomate. Opting out of the exam for other than a medical emergency or in the case of the military an overseas deployment will result in the loss of that year of eligibility.


2020 Certification Examination Information

The date will be in July but the day has not been finalized. Please Note the starting this year the exam will be given in Computer Based Testing format at a testing center near your location. For additional information please contact the Executive Director, Dr. Melvin Balk, 96 Chester St. Chester, NH 03036-USA, TEL- 603-887-2467, FAX 603- 887-0096. E-mail-mwbaclam@gsinet.net.

Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3rd Edition

The 3rd edition of Laboratory Animal Medicine is currently available in electronic format, with the hard cover version available soon. As it is an ACLAM sanctioned textbook, it is considered fair game for the 2016 exam. When studying, please realize that there are over 3,000 questions in our database. It will take the exam committee longer than a single exam cycle to update every reference; however all questions for the 2016 exam that have the 2nd edition of the Blue Book as a reference will be fact checked against the 3rd edition of the Blue Book and updated as necessary. 

Exam Material Cut Off Date

The annual ACLAM Exam may contain questions on materials from any relevant publications up to Dec 31 of the year prior to the exam (Dec 31, 2019 for the 2020 exam).

ACLAM Policy on Taking the Exam

One is entitled to take the examination up to a maximum of three times during the next three years after becoming Board eligible. Failure to successfully pass the exam after three consecutive  attempts results in one no longer being ACLAM Board eligible, and will require that you submit another application, pay another application  and examination fee, and pass the examination before you can be certified as a Diplomate. 

Opting out of the exam for other than a medical emergency for you or someone in your immediate family or in the case of the military an overseas or short notice deployment will result in the loss of that year of eligibility.


Study Tools

  ACLAM Test Template
  2018 Certification Exam Reference List
  Role Delineation Document