This site uses cookies

Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

Necessary Cookies

Necessary Cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Analytical Cookies

In order to best serve its website customers, CDR maintains data indicating which website pages are of interest to its customers. Information is maintained in aggregate and not by individual customers. If you do not wish to allow CDR to track your visit in aggregate, please select the 'I do not accept' option below. Click the Save Settings button to set your preference.

I accept the usage of analytical cookies
I do not accept the use of analytical cookies

Please note that this pop-up notice will appear on every CDR website page until you have saved your preferred setting.

Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults

CDR introduces a new

Certificate of Training in
Obesity Interventions for Adults

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

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. 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.


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 training, focusing on foundational concepts in weight management science and evidence-based practice.
  2. The face-to-face training will focus on experiential learning activities and will develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skillset. 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 training into every day practice.
Steps to earn the certificate:
  1. Register for a certificate program.
  2. Read pre-work materials which include research articles, resources and activities.
  3. Pass multiple choice pre-test with a minimum score of 80%. The questions are based on the pre-work readings. You may retake the pre-test as often as necessary to obtain a passing score.
  4. Attend a 2 day on-site workshop where you can learn and network with peers.
  5. Pass a take-home multiple choice post-test with a minimum score of 80%.  The questions are based on the on-site presentations and pre-work readings.  Individuals who do not pass the post-test will be awarded the CPE hours but not the certificate.  This test can only be taken ONE time.

Effective October 2018, a total of 52 CPE hours will be awarded to the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults
-38 hours for pre-work online course
-14 hours for the face-to-face collaborative learning session

2019 Programs
March 14-15, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

April 12-13, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina

June 21-22, 2019
Long Beach, California

*Registration for the 2019 programs will open in January 2019.

Download Brochure

Click here to view the collaborative learning session biographies.

Click here for a list of competencies and learning need codes to use in logging CPE hours.

Program participants can earn additonal CPE hours by completing the elective modules.  Click here for a list of those modules.

Click here for participant testimonials.

The Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults program is a training program, not a certification program.
Learn More

This certificate program is only open to Active, Student, International and Retired category members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and CDR credentialed practitioners — RDN™* RD™*, NDTR™** DTR™**. Program registrations will not be processed until these requirements have been verified.

As of  October 2018, 431 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults. Click here for a list of recipients.

If you are unable to attend the onsite program, why not purchase and complete the Obesity Interventions for Adults Online Course.