The certificate requires renewal two years from the date of issuance of certification.  AABC requires the submission of a Certification Renewal Form. The Certification Renewal Form will require 20 CEUs/CMEs of continuing education. Alternatively, if your professional work has been supervised and you have completed a minimum of 2,000 hours of counseling/treatment  hours this can satisfy CEU/CME requirements.  Documentation from supervisor is required. 

AABC now offers 20 hours of online CEUs/CMEs. However, all accredited CEUs/CMEs that correlate to bariatric counseling will be accepted.

For more information visit CEU Course Description.

 

To begin the process of Certification Renewal, follow these instructions:

    • Complete all mandatory fields of information
    • Upload all required documentation including copies of all continuing education units (CEUs) or Documentation from supervisor verifying you have completed a minimum of 2,000 hours of counseling/treatment hours.
    • If you have completed AABC Module 1 please check appropriate box.
    • Sign and date the Certification Renewal form.
    • Click the PayPal button to submit the Certification Renewal Fee of $150.00 by PayPal Services
    • Click here to start Renewal Application

By mail: Mail check made payable to the American Association of Bariatric Counselors ($150.00) to:

American Association of Bariatric Counselors
110 Chestnut Ridge Road, suite 137
Montvale, NJ 07645


IMPORTANT: Certificate holders that do not apply for renewal on time may be required to re-apply for admission.