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.

As of January 1st, 2018 the requirements for becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor or Lay Facilitator will be changing: 2018 Requirements


The detailed requirements for certification of both categories can be found in this document: 2016-2017 Requirements

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

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 $295.

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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)




FAQ’s Intuitive Eating PRO Skills Teleseminar Training & Certification

What professions qualify to become Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors?

To see if your profession qualifies, please email your resume to etriboleassistant@gmail.com

The following is a list of allied health professionals who qualify to become Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors. Allied health professionals include professions that require extensive training and knowledge, and usually possess a bachelor’s degree (or higher) and credentialing or licensing in a health-related field. This may also include various wellness coaches, provided that the International Federation of Coaches (IFC) accredits their training organization*.

  • Acupuncturists
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Certified Personal Trainers*
  • Certified Health/Wellness Coaches**
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Health Educators
  • Health related fields (holding a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree)—e.g. physical education,public health, nutrition, psychology, biology,physician assistants, dental hygienists, scientists,medical assistants, lab technicians, EMTs, etc.
  • Life Science Professionals (such as biologist,geneticist)
  • Marriage Family Counselors
  • Midwives
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Yoga Therapists

*ACSM-certified and/or have bachelor’s degree

**To see if your coaching certification meets ICF accreditation, check their website: https://www.coachfederation.org/


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.

Does the Intuitive Eating Skills teleseminar series count toward continuing education for registered dietitians?

 Intuitive Eating Skills teleseminar series provides 6 hours and meets these learning codes:5200 Disordered Eating, 5370 Weight Management, 5460 Self-care management, 6000 EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COUNSELING, 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques,6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills, 6030 Education theories and techniques for adults, 6040 Education theories and techniques for children and adolescents, 6050 Instructional materials development, 6060 Learning needs assessment, learning plan development, and evaluation, 6070 Interviewing and listening skills, 6080 Training, coaching, and mentoring.

Does the Group or Individual Supervision count toward continuing education for registered dietitians?

Group supervision series, provides 4.5 hours and meets these learning codes:6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills, 6070 Interviewing and listening skills, 6080 Training, coaching, and mentoring.