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Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults



Prepare, expand and enhance with CDR's new obesity interventions training program featuring interactive sessions and evidence-based techniques. 

Before proceeding, take a few minutes to review the FAQ. 

The Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults has been designed to create an adaptive, application-focused experience for the attendees while maintaining the high standards for rigor and quality of all CDR programs. Click here to learn more.  

This is a certificate of training program, not a credential. Learn More.

Prepare yourself to better assist your clients in their weight management journey.

Expand your leadership knowledge to help advance your weight management practice.

Enhance your knowledge in the evolving climate of weight management strategies.


Upcoming Programs

The November 19-20, 2019 Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions program has been cancelled due to low program registration.

Spring 2020 Program:

Coming May 14-15, 2020
Rochester, New York

Registration Fee: $445

Seats are still available for this program.  To register for this program, please call 1-800-877-1600 ext 4783.

52 total CPE hours awarded
—Pre-work online course: 38 CPE hours

  • The pre-work has to be completed in order to come to the face-to-face worskhop. It will take approximately 38 hours of time to complete. 

—Face-to-face workshop: 14 CPE hours




Certificate of Training Format

The new training will have three distinct phases:

  1. Required successful completion of pre-work materials and assessment test that will prepare you for the face-to-face workshop, focusing on foundational concepts in weight management science and evidence-based practice.
  2. The face-to-face workshop will focus on experiential learning activities and will develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skill set. Successful completion of a take-home post-test is required to earn your certificate.
  3. Post-workshop, participants will have the option to develop personal practices to enhance the knowledge gained from the pre-work materials and face-to-face workshop into every day practice.

Requirements for Program Registration

  • This program is only open to:
    • CDR credentialed practitioners—RDs and DTRs.
    • Active, Student, International and Retired category members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
  • Program registrations will not be processed until these requirements have been verified.

Additional Program Information


Historical Program Information

The Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and the Level Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Programs have been discontinued.

  • A total for14,663 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from April 2001 until December 2017.  Click here for a list of recipients. 
  • A total of 1,276 participants have been awarded the Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management form May 2010 until October 2017. Click here to view the recipients.