Why do I need to hold a healthcare license to become or maintain IFM Certified Practitioner status?

Functional Medicine is not considered a standalone area of medicine and is reliant on conventional medical education and licensure to be able to see and treat patients. IFM Certification Program (IFMCP) does not grant any additional specialty or legal status, practitioners would need to incorporate Functional Medicine solely into their existing practice. To learn more about our specific eligibility requirements, please click here. 

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