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Weight Management Certificate Program FAQ

Are the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and the Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management programs still available?

No, these two programs have been discontinued. 

Since the adult weight management and Level 2 weight management programs have been discontinued, is there another certificate of training program available that addresses adults with obesity?

Yes.  CDR redesigned the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management to create a NEW Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults.

What is the difference between the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults?

The previous certificate of training programs were 2½ days of didactic presentations.  The new Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults program is an obesity interventions learner-driven dynamic training program featuring interactive sessions and evidence-based techniques.   Learners will be challenged to apply foundational knowledge through two days of highly interactive, skill-focused and scenario-type activities.

If I attended the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and/or Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, are there any benefits in attending the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults?

Yes!  The Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults is a separate and distinct program from the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management programs.  The new Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults program has different learning objectives and content.

What is the format of the Certificate of Training in Obesity for Interventions for Adults program?

The new certificate of training program will have three distinct phases:

  1. Required successful completion of pre-work materials and assessment test that will prepare you for the face-to-face program, focusing on foundational concepts in weight management science and evidence-based practice. It will take up to 38 hours to complete the materials and assessment test.  A passing score of 80% must be obtained on the pre-test to attend the two-day program.
  2. The two-day face-to-face program will focus on experiential learning activities and will develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skill set.  Successful completion of a take-home post-test is required to earn your certificate.  The post-test must be completed within two-weeks of the workshop with a passing score of 80%.
  3. Participants will have an option to develop personal practices to enhance the knowledge gained from the pre-work materials and face-to-face workshop into everyday practice by purchasing optional elective modules.  Click here for additional information on the elective modules.

How can I Iearn more about the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults program, i.e., pre-work requirement, onsite sessions, objectives, facilitators?

Click here to learn more about the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults.

What are the steps to achieving the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults?

Click here for the steps to achieve this certificate of training program.

How many CPE hours are awarded for the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults?

A total of 52 CPE hours have been awarded for the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults.  This total includes 38 CPE hours for the pre-work materials and 14 CPE hours for the onsite program.
 

Will I be awarded a credential upon completion of the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults?

No.  You will not be awarded a credential when you are awarded the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults.  The Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults is a certificate program not a certification programs.  Click here to see the difference between a certificate program and a certification program. 

Does the Commission on Dietetic Registration offer a certification in obesity and weight management?

Yes, the Commission on Dietetic Registration offers an Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management certification.  Upon successful completion of this certification examination, you will be awarded the CSOWM credential.  Click here to learn more about the CSOWM certification.  Please note that the CSOWM certification and the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults are two totally separate programs.  The former is a certification program and the latter is a certificate of training program.

Should I attend the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults to prepare for the CSOWM examination?

The Commission on Dietetic Registration, as a credentialing body, cannot endorse or recommend specific training or preparation courses for its certification programs.