The iaedp Foundation Offers 10 Steps to Advanced Certification for Professionals Who Treat Eating Disorders

“The value of the overall iaedp program is perhaps best seen in our annual Symposium,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director of the iaedp Foundation.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and, in fact, research shows that every 62 minutes, at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder in the U.S. As the rate of eating disorders grows, a greater need exists for qualified treatment providers. The iaedp Foundation meets this challenge by offering what has become the leading certification program for professionals who treat eating disorders.

By following 10 steps of the Traditional Certification process, licensed clinicians with less than five years in the field of eating disorders, can pursue advanced specialization as an eating disorder specialist. iaedp™ has designed its certification program requirements to insure certified professionals demonstrate expertise in a range of professional activities, achievements, supervision and testing.

Step 1 – Go to http://www.iaedp.com to select “Certification,” review the qualifications and begin the application.

Step 2 – Note personal educational requirements.

Step 3 – Provide a copy of the Continuing Education (CE) certificate of attendance for the clock hours requested under each subject matter for a specific discipline.

Step 4 – Complete the iaedp™ Core Courses. All applicants regardless of discipline must complete and pass all four core courses in order to meet the criteria for the Traditional Certification.

Step 5 – Complete the case study using the guidelines provided.

Step 6 – Take the Certification Exam available on-line. The iaedp Foundation’s Certification Committee recommends taking the exam as soon as possible after…

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