Certified Physician Life Care Planner (CPLCP)™ Certification

Certified Physician Life Care Planner (CPLCP)™ Certification formally recognizes life care planners who meet the highest level of professional capacity to engage in the discipline of life care planning, who have met rigorous professional standards, and who have demonstrated proficiency in the theoretical knowledge and practical application of advanced, medically-based, life care planning methodologies, standards, and practices.

CPLCP™ Certification benefits life care planning subjects, consumers, and the general public by providing a definitive measure of professional capacity, education, training and skill against which to qualify practitioners within the field of life care planning.

CPLCP™ Examination

The CPLCP™ Certification Board endorses voluntary certification by examination for physician life care planners. Life care planners who meet eligibility requirements are eligible to sit for the CPLCP™ Examination.

CPLCP™ Certification applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be licensed as a Medical Doctor (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in the United States, or the equivalent in other countries, for at least 3 years following the completion of residency. Any license must be currently active, without any restrictions.
  2. Be Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) as designated by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR), or the by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOBPMR).
  3. Be a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), as designated by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC).

The CPLCP™ Certification Program is administrated by the CPLCP™ Certification Board. The CPLCP™ Certification Examination is administered for the CPLCP™ Certification Board by Professional Testing Corporation.

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