Certification Overview

Thank you for pursuing this esteemed designation—The Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS), Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), Registered Nurse (CEDRN),  and Creative Arts Therapist (CAT), awarded by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™)
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   As a proud member of ICE, iaedp stays informed on best practices in developing and administering quality certification programs so we may better serve both the public and the profession.

The following information includes checklists, applications and supporting documents for both the Traditional and Equivalency Certifications. (All articles in PDF format and applications are editable for your convenience.)
iaedp Certification: Everything You Need to Know by Beth Harrell, RDN, CEDRD, iaedp Certification Director.


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certification (traditional or equivalency) you should use.


General Certification Information:

The Benefits of iaedp Certification
Certification Renewal Application
Comparison Chart for Traditional vs Equivalency CEDRD 
The CEDRD in Eating Disorder Care
Eating Disorder Nutrition Data Reporting
Communication with Individuals with Eating Disorders: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
 Medical Management Professionals


Traditional Certification Information:

Traditional Certification Application
Traditional Certification Case Study Guidelines
Traditional Certification Core Course Guidelines

Traditional Core Course Required Reading List
Certification Press Release Template
Certification Final Exam Study Guide


Supervision for Traditional Certification:

Guidelines for Supervision
Approved Supervisor Application
Approved Supervisor’s Documentation Form
Applicant Log of Patient Care Hours
Approved Supervisor Press Release Template
Approved Supervisor Responsibilities
Search Here for Approved Supervisor

Equivalency Certification Information : CEDS, CEDRD, CEDCAT and CEDRN

International Certification Information:

Equivalency International Checklist

Marketing Templates:

Certification Press Release Template
Approved Supervisor Press Release Template


Certification Committee

Certification Director
Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD
Question?  Email certification@iaedp.com


Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS-S

Kari Anderson, DBH, CEDS-S

Jessica Baker PhD, CEDS-S

Meredith D'Angostino, DNP, CEDS-S

Michelle Gebhardt, PsyD, CEDS-S

Joel Jahraus, MD, CEDS-S 

Molly McShane, MD, CEDS

Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD, CEDRD-S 


Elisabeth Peterson, RD, CEDRD-S

Meredith Riddick, LPC-S, CEDS-S

Jill Sechi, RD, CEDRD-S

Danielle Shelton, MM, MT-BC, CEDCAT-S

Melissa Spann, PhD, CEDS-S

Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, M.A., MFT, LPCC, CEDS-S

Anna Sweeney MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S

Marlena Tanner, RDN, CEDRD-S

Lois Zsarnay, LMFT, BCPC, CEDS

Membership and Certification Coordinator
Pat Gabbard
Contact Pat at pat@iaedp.com

Honorary Certifications and Lifetime Achievements are awarded by the iaedp Board of Directors and iaedp Certification Committee to individuals for their outstanding contribution to the field of eating disorders treatment.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 Honoree: Ovidio Bermudez,MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAESD, F.iaedp, CEDS

2016 Honoree: Roy Erlichman, PhD, LMFT, CAP, CEDS, F.iaedp

2014 Honoree: Emmett Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS. F.iaedp


Honorary CEDS Award

2017 Honoree: - Claralicia Martinez, El Salvador, CEDS

2015 Honoree: Leah L. Graves RD, LD, FAED, CEDRD
2013 Honorees: Ron A. Thompson, PhD, FAED, CEDS and Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED, CEDS
2012 Honoree: Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS
2011 Honoree: Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
2010 Honoree: Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDS 
2009 Honoree: Cynthia Bulik PhD, CEDS
2008 Honoree: Pauline Powers MD, CEDS
2007 Honoree: Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS Publisher, Gurze Books
2006 Honorees: Craig Johnson PhD, CEDS and Kathryn Zerbe MD, CEDS



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