Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certification Testing

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certification Testing

Coordinated through Measurement Research Associates, a division of Measurement Incorporated.

The mission of The Institute for Functional Medicine is to serve the highest expression of individual health through widespread adoption of functional medicine as the standard of care.

The main objective of The Institute for Functional Medicine is to reverse today’s epidemic of chronic disease through education, research, and collaboration. Functional medicine provides a powerful new operating system and systems-based clinical model to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century. It enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health. The overall goal of The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program (IFMCP) is to deepen and broaden the expertise and knowledge base of clinicians in the principles and practice of functional medicine.

  • Registration date: begins September 17, 2018
    Exam administration date: November 3-17, 2018
  • Registration date: February 4, 2019
    Exam administration date: March 30-April 13, 2019
  • Registration date: September 9, 2019
    Exam administration date: November 2-16, 2019

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as practice taking an exam using the computer-based test tutorial.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Last updated 2018-11-12