Candidate Resource Center

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The Candidate Resource Center supports approved IFM Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFMCP) candidates, as well as Certified Practitioners intending to re-test. An approved candidate is someone who has completed an IFMCP application, submitted the application materials, and received notification of acceptance into IFMCP.

Upcoming Testing Dates

APRIL 2022 EXAM: IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

  • October 29, 2021: First cohort newsletter and case report template available for purchase ($800 fee). Access to the Testing Resource Center (TRC) is granted which houses an array of resources for both your case and written examination.
  • February 28, 2022: Deadline to purchase your case report template to be eligible to for the April 2022 testing cohort.
  • March 4, 2022: Deadline for the completion of your IFMCP courses, submission of your case report, submission of the IFMCP Written Exam Form (including the $800 written exam fee), and a copy of your current healthcare license. See TRC for details.
  • March 11, 2022: Registration begins through Prometric Testing Centers for the written exam for approved candidates.
  • April 29, 2022 – May 9, 2022: IFMCP test opens through Prometric Testing Centers.
  • May 30, 2022: Candidates are notified of their written exam and case reports results.

NOVEMBER 2022 EXAM: IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

  • May 9, 2022: First cohort newsletter and case report template available for purchase ($800 fee). Access to the Testing Resource Center (TRC) is granted which houses an array of resources for both your case and written examination.
  • September 2, 2022: Deadline to purchase your case report template to be eligible for the November 2022 testing cohort.
  • September 9, 2022: Deadline for the completion of your IFMCP courses, submission of your case report, submission of the IFMCP Written Exam Form (including the $800 written exam fee), and a copy of your current healthcare license. See TRC for details.
  • September 16, 2022: Registration begins through Prometric Testing Centers for the written exam for approved candidates.
  • November 4 – 14, 2022: IFMCP test opens through Prometric Testing Centers.
  • December 19, 2022: Candidates are notified of their written exam and case reports results.

Please note: Written Exam testing dates typically occur in April and November of each year. Before scheduling a testing date, IFMCP candidates must meet the requirements #1–4 (found here) by a predetermined date, which is announced several months ahead of the Written Exam.

Certification Program Planner

IFM wants you to earn your certification with ease and in timely fashion, which is why we offer the Certification Program Planner to help you create your own individualized path toward that end. The Planner includes 2022 certification courses and will be updated with 2023 offerings as they become available.

In addition, IFM staff are always ready and available to help guide you through the certification process. To find out how to contact us, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Candidate Handbook

IFMCP’s Candidate Handbook provides in-depth information regarding all the requirements and steps to become an IFM Certified Practitioner, including important dates and eligibility requirements for upcoming testing dates.

IFMCP CANDIDATE HANDBOOK

IFMCP Testing Resources

The IFMCP Testing Cohort Forum allows candidates to organize study groups, network with your peers, and ask general questions about the testing process. It is monitored by IFM’s Medical Education team and it allows for clinical question as you prepare for the Written Exam.

In addition, IFMCP candidates who are preparing to submit a Case Report and sit for the Written Exam have access to IFM’s Testing Resource Center (TRC), which includes a comprehensive library of all IFMCP-related forms and publications, a case study tool, the study guide, and archived webinars.

Candidates will receive access to the Testing Cohort Forum and the TRC as they get closer to completing the Written Exam and submitting the Case Report.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact the IFMCP Team

Taylor White, Certification Program Manager
Ryane Hart, Certification Program Coordinator
Julie Valdez, Certification Program Coordinator
Jaymy Wood, Certification Program Coordinator

 

ifmcp@ifm.org
253.661.3011

We are out there filled to the brim. There’s no shortage of patients coming to see us . . . It’s been really hard for the past 10 years to find referrals for patients. So the number one reason why I’d like you to get certified is so that I can send patients your way. —IFM Certified Practitioner