"I wanted to get more specific training. As a direct result of the program, I feel more competent."

John Edwards

Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders

The Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders offers mental health clinicians and other health care professionals a series of CEU workshops aimed at improving assessment, diagnostic and treatment skills in this growing field.


There are no specific degrees or course requirements for the Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 5 required courses and 1 elective for a total of 3.6 ceu (36 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

Be sure to indicate on the Extension course roster that you wish to receive continuing education units for the course. This generates a record of your attendance and a letter of completion for reporting to your state licensing board.

All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the program. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

You should register for the program before you complete your second course in the curriculum.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated total cost of $1,200 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu or call (510) 643-3883. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your award will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the award.