Educational Designation

Associate, iaedp Institute on Eating Disorders

This designation has been created to acknowledge and formally recognize those working in the field of eating disorders or affiliated professions who have completed basic coursework (as defined below) with an educational designation . This designation would signify the individual has completed coursework and testing that demonstrates a basic overview of eating disorders, current treatment modalities, medical aspects, and nutritional aspects of diagnosis and treatment.

This process is under the supervision of the iaedp Advisory Board and the iaedp Board of Directors. It is not part of iaedp’s certification process. It is distinctly educational and does not indicate a proficiency or ability to treat eating disorders independently.

Identified as target audiences:

  • Clinicians who may treat a few eating disorders patients a year but don't currently meet patient care hours, supervision requirements, or other requisites for certification but wish to demonstrate excellence in eating disorders education.
  • Clinicians who are working towards certification approval in the future  but don't meet patient care hours, supervision requirements, or other requisites for certification.
  • Those with interests in eating disorder but not in the treatment field, i.e., teachers, school counselor, (school nurses)
  • Mental health technicians and non-credentialed patient care staff
  • People interested in securing positions in the field
  • Physicians office personel
  • Insurance company reviewers
  • Administrative, admissions and marketing staff at centers

Prerequisite to participate:

Bachelor’s Degree from a 4 year accredited college (equivalent and exceptions by individual review)

Educational Designation Curriculum:

Educational Designation Study Guide

Completed all 4 online (special edition—webinar/videos only) or symposium classes (current classes offered yearly at the symposium). These courses are updated each year to include any new developments, research, or treatment significant changes (i.e., DSM-5 etc.) 

  • Educational Designation Course 1 - Introduction to Eating Disorders  ( Buy Now )
  • Educational Designation Course 2 - Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders ( Buy Now )
  • Educational Designation Course 3 - Nutritional Aspects of Eating Disorders ( Buy Now )
  • Educational Designation Course 4 - Medical Aspects of Eating Disorders ( Buy Now )
  • Successfully completed each class quiz
  • Successfully completed a final exam

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The Educational Designation Final Exam fee is $40 per attempt up to 3 attempts.
Please note - A passing score on the Final Exam is valid for 2 years. A passing score on the exam indicates the ability to use the designation Associate, iaedpTM Institute on Eating Disorders

 

Designation Title:

Associate, iaedp Institute on Eating Disorders (with Certificate of Completion). This designation must not be abbreviated in promotional materials.
Term: 5 years with renewal period after completing a special review course offered by iaedp.

  • 5 year term
  • $25 nonrefundable application fee 
  • Payment for online video classes (offered live at annual symposium) and successful completion of online final exam 
  • $75 per year membership dues requirement (student rate)