Iaedp’s certification program supports our mission to promote a high level of professionalism among practitioners who treat those suffering from eating disorders by promoting ethical and professional standards.
The Certification Team works to support those pursuing this esteemed designation – The Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. The CEDS serves as the single designation for all providers of eating disorders care (medical, mental health, nutrition, and other allied health).
Certification applications, including new CEDS, CEDS-Medical, iaedp-Approved Supervisor and all renewals, are processed through iaedp’s Certification Application Platform. We recommend you wait to start your application no more than 60 Days before submission. Please be sure to choose the link that best fits you.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CERTIFICATION
Our certification processes generally involve professional education, supervised experience, and presentation of a case study. Highly experienced individuals may qualify through Unique Pathways. The specific requirements are located in the checklists below.
The educational component includes completion of our Core Course Curriculum and Certification Exam. You have 2 options for completing core courses: at our annual symposium (when in session) or year-round via our learning platform. If you have any questions or require testing accommodations, please contact us.
Professional education in the field is an ongoing process. As such we require continuing education related to eating disorders at the time of certification and during each renewal cycle. You may come to symposium to obtain more CE credits required for certification or use a CE provider of your choice.
You will work with an iaedp-Approved supervisor for consultation. You may want to work with someone from your local chapter or search for a supervisor anywhere in the world who matches particular experiences or populations. Current supervisors will verify hours directly in iaedp’s Certification Application Platform. Alternately, if you have lost contact with your supervisor and/or need to manually submit supervision documentation, please email the certification staff. Use the links below to assist you in the process. Certification@iaedp.com
You will prepare a case study that shows your competency in the care of eating disordered individuals. Generally, it is expected that you can address all aspects of diagnosis, case conceptualization, course of treatment and self-reflection.
You will request 3 letters of recommendation from providers who know your work. Please be aware that iaedp’s Certification Application Platform will assign recommenders a supervisor account. However, unless otherwise notified, this does not indicate iaedp-approved Supervisor status.
Your membership must be current at the time of application. Sign into the member portal to renew.
The above list is an overview of requirements. Please review the checklists to ensure that you complete all your required steps.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING AN IAEDP-APPROVED SUPERVISOR
Once you are a CEDS and have had some experience with consultation, you may want to apply to become a supervisor. You will want to review and complete the supervisor training program and test, Leading by Example, either in symposium or in self-study. Complete details to apply to become an iaedp-Approved supervisor can be found below.
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NEW CREDENTIAL
Your credential signifies your preparation for eating disorders care. Feel free to use the marketing templates below. Someone from our Membership Team will be updating your membership page to verify that you are certified and/or a supervisor. Our membership directory is searchable by members and the public. Expect an email with badge information from iaedp’s Badge & Certificate Platform. You will be able to download both badge and certificate there. Finally, if you have not already done so, please join one of our chapters and help share what you know.
Marketing Template for new CEDS
Marketing Template for new Supervisors
iaedp’s Badge & Certificate Platform (for those who already have an account)
Chapter Directory (please scroll to bottom of page)
WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S TIME TO RENEW CERTIFICATION
Recertification occurs every 2 years and can be done through iaedp’s Certification Application Platform. You will need to obtain 20 CEs related to eating disorders and participate in the iaedp symposium every other renewal cycle. Symposium can be attended virtually.
HOW DO I MANAGE MY CERTIFICATION INFORMATION?
You will continue to use our membership page to renew your membership, update your directory listing and pay for membership renewal, workshops and symposium. You can download your CEDS certificate in iaedp’s Certification Application Platform. Employers and the public can verify your credential on the Platform.
WHAT IF YOU ARE A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PROVIDER?
We have a set of unique pathway applications to allow you to demonstrate your outstanding credentials and become certified. We have one for medical providers and one for other practitioners in the field. For guidance, see below.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? MESSAGE US. Or, call us at 800-800-8126.
Email the staff at email@example.com.
Jessica Baker PhD, CEDS-S
Michelle Gebhardt, PsyD, CEDS-S
Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, Chair, MA, MFT, LPCC, CEDS-S
Curriculum Subcommittee Advisors
Tammy Beasley MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, CSSD
Melody Simmons LPC, CEDS-S
Melanie Smith Ph.D., LMHC, CEDS-S
Anna Tanner MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S
Kari Anderson, Chair, DBH, CEDS-S
Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS-S
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S
Elizabeth Peterson, RD, CEDRD-S
Special Cases Subcommittee
Michelle Gebhardt, PsyD, CEDS-S
Elisabeth Peterson, RD, CEDRD-S
Melissa Spann, PhD, CEDS-S
Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Delia Aldridge, Chair, MD, CEDS-S
Meredith D'Agostino, DNP, CEDS-S
Joel Jahraus, MD, CEDS-S
Molly (McShane) Perlman, MD, MPH, CEDS, FAPA
Alison Allen, MSW, LCAS, CCS, CEDS-S
Kim Berger, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS-S
Jess Luzier, PhD, ABPP, CEDS-S
Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, RD, CEDRD-S
Haica Rosenfeld, PsyD, CEDS-S
Marlena Tanner, RDN, CEDRD-S
Madeline Altabe, PhD CEDS - Director of Certification Services
Gabrielle Katz, LCSW, CEDS-S - Certification Coordinator
Millie Plotkin, MLS - Curriculum Coordinator
Amy Deaver – Manager of Support Services
Kristin Van Matre – Support Services Coordinator
Pat Gabbard – Support Services Coordinator
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. To nominate a colleague for an honor please email a statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAESD, F.iaedp™, CEDS
Roy Erlichman, PhD, LMFT, CAP, CEDS, F.iaedp™
Emmett Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS. F.iaedp™
HONORARY CEDS AWARD
Claralicia Martinez, El Salvador, CEDS
Leah L. Graves RD, LD, FAED, CEDRD
Ron A. Thompson, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDS
Cynthia Bulik PhD, CEDS
Pauline Powers MD, CEDS
Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS Publisher, Gurze Books
Craig Johnson PhD, CEDS
Kathryn Zerbe MD, CEDS