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Core Courses Information and Guidelines: Traditional Certification Only

To qualify for the Traditional CEDS (Certified Eating Disorders Specialist), CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian), CEDCAT (Certified Eating Disorders Creative Arts Therapist) or CEDRN (Certified Eating Disorders Registered Nurse) designation from iaedp, candidates must demonstrate eating disorder expertise through a range of professional activities, achievements, supervised experience, and testing. One aspect of competency demonstration for the Traditional Certification involves the iaedp Core Curriculum.

(NOTE: Applicants that qualify for the Equivalency Certification are not required to take the Core Courses.) For more information on certification qualifications, please visit our Certification page.

If you do not qualify for Traditional or Equivalency certification, please see our Educational Designation page for additional information and to register for the core courses.

Traditional Certification Core Curriculum


The iaedp traditional certification Core Curriculum is designed to accomplish two goals:

  • To endow the candidate with advanced, practical, graduate-level knowledge considered essential to eating disorder expertise.
  • To prepare the candidate to successfully pass the iaedp Certification Examination.

Candidates for the Traditional CEDS, CEDRD, CEDCAT or CEDRN designation must satisfactorily complete all four Core Courses. For more details, review the Core Course Information and Guidelines located below, or visit the Certification or Quick Links pages.


Course Information and Guidelines

Overview of Eating Disorders (Course 1) Syllabus
Therapeutic Treatments for Eating Disorders (Course 2) Syllabus
Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders (Course 3) Syllabus
Medical Treatment of Eating Disorders (Course 4) Syllabus
Required Reading List for Core Courses

iaedp Corporate Rates

iaedp supports multiple professionals becoming certified within the same facility, resulting in increased facility core competency demonstration to both the general public and 3rd party payers. 

  • Individuals from Presidents Council organizations and facilities who are Organizational Members may enroll as members and receive the $25 membership discount per course.
  • A company may purchase and pre-pay for a block of staff. 
  • Any portion of this block may be used at any time for up to 3 years.
  • Once a professional enrolls in a course, the course should be completed within 90 days. 

iaedp is pleased to offer groups or corporations a discounted rate for the entire certification process. Each group or facility rate is individualized based on the needs of the group or corporation and the total number of participants.


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