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Bariatric Science Certification and Credentialing Program offers theory as well as hands-on clinical practice skills. Hospitals and health insurance providers recognize the need and often require this advanced training and certification and the public, finally, has trusted health and education professionals that they can rely on and identify as credentialed specialists.


To find out more about becoming part of the AABC
Bariatric Science Certificate Program, please see How To Become Certified.
For more information and to receive email notices, please complete the online AABC Request Form.


The American Association of Bariatric Counseling (AABC) is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment. Founded in 2005, AABC is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional multi-disciplinary bariatric counselors. Board Certification by AABC affirms that their credentialed fellows are licensed/registered/certified health or education professionals that have completed a specialized academic program in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education and training to maintain their Board Certification.