Diplomate of the American College of Thyroidology (DACT) is the degree/title/certification bestowed on members who show the greatest commitment to excellence within thyroidology.
DACT certification is awarded to those who successfully complete the eligibility requirements, pass the DACT exam, and maintain membership in ACT in good standing.
State licensure / certification
Applicants for the DACT exam must have a current license or registration or retiree status issued by a US state or other recognized government body. Those with a revoked or suspended license or certificate will be ineligible for DACT Certification
To sit for the DACT exam, applicants must complete all 7 core training modules and pass each individual certification examination. The ACT core training modules include
- Diagnostic Criteria and Differential Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease
- Dietary Therapeutics for Thyroid Disease
- Nutraceutical Therapeutics for Thyroid Disease
- Medical Therapeutics for Thyroid Disease
- Surgical Therapeutics for Thyroid Disease
- Comorbidities of Thyroid Disease
- Patient Management of Chronic Thyroid Disease
Each DACT applicant must complete three clinical case reviews demonstrating superior management skills within the scope of their licensure or certification. These case reviews will follow a prescribed template and adhere to HIPAA privacy compliance guidelines.
If case reviews are rejected, detailed explanations will be provided with reference citations and suggestions for further research. Rejected case reviews can be resubmitted within 3 months without repeating the exam application.
DACT applicants must supply one professional character endorsement. This endorsement can come from a variety of sources including:
- A fellow ACT member
- A member in good standing of any professional thyroid organization
- A member in good standing of any professional endocrine organization
- An educator or administrator of any post-secondary institution granting health care degrees or certifications
- A member of any health care regulatory board