We are eager to spread the message of Intuitive Eating to help people make peace with food and create a healthy relationship with eating, mind and body. We get numerous requests from around the world from people who want to work with local health professionals and/or support groups. Therefore we created a standardized training and certification process to help assure a consistent message that promotes the intention and the integrity of the Intuitive Eating process.


There are two certifications categories—one for allied health professionals, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, which was created in 2007. The newest is the Certified Intuitive Eating Lay Facilitator.  The detailed requirements for certification of both categories can be found in this document:

2016 Requirements pdf:

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

In our 3rd edition of Intuitive Eating, we encourage readers to work with health professionals who are Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors. Upon completion of the certification requirements you will receive the following:

1. Membership in the Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors Community

2. Listing in The Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors Directory on www.IntuitiveEating.org website . This directory is also mentioned in our book’s Resource Appendix.

How to Become Certified

Please note that the requirements for becoming Certified are changing, effective January 2016.

In order to ensure the quality and integrity of certification, the requirements are being upgraded to the following (effective January 1, 2016).

There are three core requirements: 1) Completing and passing Helm Publishing’s Self-Study Intuitive Eating Course 2) Completion of Evelyn Tribole’s Intuitive Eating PRO Teleseminar training course and 3) Completion of three supervision/coaching sessions with either Elyse Resch or Evelyn Tribole.The details are described below.

1). Helm Publishing Self-Study Intuitive Eating Course & Exam. This is a self-study program administered by Helm Publishing, which is based on the Intuitive Eating book, Intuitive Eating audio coaching book by Sounds True, and a full-day workshop CD training that Elyse and Evelyn facilitated for health professionals.This is an independent study on your own schedule and includes passing a 172 question multiple-choice exam.Course fee is $275.

See website for more information: http://bit.ly/HelmIntuitiveEating

2). Tribole’s Intuitive Eating PRO Teleseminar Training: This is a 6-week live training program with Evelyn Tribole, which focuses on the process of facilitating Intuitive Eating, and can be accessed via phone, skype, or webcast. This training includes a set of 21-client worksheets ($129 value) and full text studies.Each session is recorded and you are provided a link to the mp3 recording for your personal use. Course fee is $315 or $350 (without early registration). For questions about the telesminar please email etriboleassistant at gmail dot com

See website for more information: http://bit.ly/IEPROteleseminar

3) Supervision/Coaching. Completion of three sessions of supervision/coaching with either Elyse Resch or Evelyn Tribole,

  • a)Supervision with Elyse via three individualized 45 minute in-person or telephone sessions ($150 each) or three 90 minute in-person group sessions ($100 each)


You can download the following documents for more details:

2016 Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Lay Facilitator Requirements

Professionals who qualify to become Certified Intuitive Eating CounselorsPlease note that this list in not all-inclusive. To see if your profession qualifies, please contact either Elyse Resch at elyseresch@gmail.com or Evelyn Tribole at etribole@gmail.com• Acupuncturists• Allied Health Professionals• Certified Personal Trainers• Certified Wellness Coaches• Chiropractors• Dentists• Educators• Marriage Family Counselors• Nurse Practitioners• Nurses• Occupational Therapists• Physical Therapists• Physicians• Psychologists• Psychotherapists• Registered Dietitians• Social Workers• Speech Therapists• Yoga Therapists

What is Supervision/Coaching?

In general, supervision focuses on increasing your competence and skill level, through a collaborative process. Having two minds digest the details of your situation provides insights that may have been missed without that collaboration. It’s a process driven by your own client cases and situations. The focus is to understand the Intuitive Eating dynamics and to deepen your knowledge about the process, in order to ultimately become more effective working with your clients.

For more information download: 2016 Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Lay Facilitator Requirements