Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, BCIM® Credential

You entered this field in order to help people. When was the last time an organization came along to provide any real help to you?

AAIM's advocacy for broader treatment options facilitates a bond between integrative and Western medicine, and researchers from all specialties so they may compare notes and combine forces, benefiting both the patient and the health care provider.

The American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) offers a prestigious credentialing program: the Board Certified in Integrative Medicine credential.

The Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, BCIM® credential validates your expertise and demonstrates your continued education and dedication to the field. The BCIM credential enhances your professional status in the eyes of your clients and peers.

Eligible candidates for the BCIM® include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Licensed Mental Health
  • Professionals
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
  • Optometrists
  • Osteopathic Doctor
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Other licensed professionals who practice complementary and alternative healthcare modalities


  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree (foreign degree will need to submit a US Equivalency statement)
  • Must have passed the state’s licensing criteria for licensure in the state where the candidate practices (If a license is required to practice in their field)
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in the field
  • 150 points attained on the application and take BCIM beta exam.
  • Member of AAIM

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