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.
For more information visit CEU Course Description.


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

    1. Download and complete the Certification Renewal form.
    2. Attach all required documentation including copies of transcripts for all continuing education units (CEUs).
    3. Sign and date the Certification Renewal form.
    4. Scan and Send All Renewal Information and Documents to:

By email: to

By mail: Mail completed form, supporting documentation and 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.