The Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE®) designation is an in-depth, evidence-based examination, aligned with the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines, and has been designed for Canadian healthcare professionals who understand the principles of obesity management.
The Certified Bariatric Educator designation was developed to maintain the professional standards of obesity management. The Certified Bariatric Educator signifies specialized knowledge in the principles of obesity management and will help distinguish healthcare professionals as having achieved competency in obesity management. This will allow the public to easily identify healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge in obesity management.
The CBE® designation signifies specialized knowledge in the principles of obesity management and will distinguish an allied healthcare professional as having achieved competency in obesity management and bariatric care.
For those healthcare professionals practicing outside of Canada or not licensed in Canada, and meet all other criteria you will be eligible to write the examination but upon successful completion you will NOT receive the official CBE® designation. Instead, candidates will be issued an equivalency certificate indicating successful completion.
Next exam write dates:
Monday June 17, 2024
Saturday November 16, 2024
Both Canadian and International applicants will write on the same day but there are separate registrations. Please ensure you register for the correct exam.
*The exams are the exact same, however the certificate’s awarded are different.
Verification documents must be provided before enrolling into the CBE course.
1 LessonThis is the Canadian registration for the June 17, 2024 Certified Bariatric Exam. Ensure you have read in detail the exam requirements as there are no refunds…
1 LessonThis is the international registration for the June 17, 2024 Certified Bariatric Exam (CBE). Ensure you have read in detail the exam requirements as there are no refunds…
Becoming a Certified Bariatric Educator is a privilege more than a mere certificate. CBE title involves testing that is equivalent in standards and level of knowledge testing comparable to what is offered Globally in the field of bariatric medicine certification. Yet, the material align with the Canadian health system sources, public values and providers` principles of practice. It requires many hours of CMEs and experience to be eligible for the test, ensuring high quality of medical education. The test format and platform was user friendly. I do recommend studying the Guidelines in obesity management and Advanced Obesity Management Program offered by Obesity Canada. Finally, I add that communication with the organizing staff was effective and seamless.Ahmed Raheem MBChB, MRes, CCFP, CBE
As a registered dietitian in a family health team, I often counsel people living with obesity. Obesity is complex, and not only for patients, but also for practitioners. From addressing lifestyle behaviours and weight stigma to pharmacological management and bariatric surgery options as well as long-term follow-up, there are so many factors at play. When I heard about the CBE certification, I knew right away it was a certification that I wanted to obtain. Now that I have my CBE, I feel more confident when working with patients living with obesity; I can provide them with the best possible evidence-based care. I also believe the CBE certification is important for our society and health care system. The CBE certification can help both referring health care providers and the general public find a health care professional who is a formally trained in obesity care.Nasser Yassine DtP, CSEP-PEC, CBE
Completing the Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE) exam has helped me to understand what it truly means to deliver high standards of obesity care. In my clinical practice I strive to understand the reality of living with obesity as a complex, chronic disease and support patients to access evidence based, non-stigmatising treatments. The CBE® is a hallmark of healthcare professionals who deliver excellence in care – and I’m delighted to have successfully completed this exam as it is one of the highest standards of education in obesity in Canada.Cathy Breen, PhD, RD, Senior Dietitian in Diabetes and Weight Management
The CBE designation has been a great addition to my professional portfolio. This area of medicine has many new and upcoming pharmaceutical treatments. It is important to ensure my clinical skills are ready to safely and effectively utilize all these medications. This designation allows me to feel confident about engaging in resource planning and programming for my community.Angela Puim, PharmD. RPh. CBE. CDE. CRE.