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Application and Study Tools

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.

Application forms must be accompanied by the application fee.

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 payment form and photo. The latter two items are for the Executive Director's office only. Send to: mwbaclam@gsinet.net


Fees
Payments can be made by check, VISA, MasterCard, or AMEX.

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.


2017 Certification Examination Information

The 2017 examination will be held on Sunday, July 16 in Bethesda, MD. Applications and information can be obtained on the ACLAM website-www.aclam.org. There are two application dates available. Early applications are due August 15, 2016 and the final date for applications is Dec. 15, 2016. 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, 2015 for the 2016 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
* 2016 Certification Exam Reference List
* Role Delineation Document