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Certificate of Training FAQ

Are the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults, Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, the Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and the Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management programs still available?
 
No, these four programs have been discontinued. However, the CDR Weight Management Committee has aligned the pediatric obesity and the adult obesity contents to create the new and exciting Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Courses.  
 
Currently, these courses are only available virtually.  The virtual courses are learner-driven dynamic courses featuring interactive sessions and evidence-based techniques. Learners will be challenged to apply foundational knowledge through three or four days of highly interactive, skill-focused, and scenario-type activities. Learn more.  
 
What are the certificate options for the new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses?
 
There are three certificate options for the virtual course.
 
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics Virtual Course 
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Adults Virtual Course 
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults - Virtual Courses
 
What are the requirements to earn one of the new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses?
  1. Required successful completion of pre-work modules and assessment test that will prepare you for the live virtual event, focusing on foundational concepts in weight management science and evidence-based practice.  An 80% passing score is required for the assessments.  
  2. The live virtual event (three dates or four dates) will focus on experiential learning activities and will develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skill set. 
  3. Successful completion of a take-home post-test.  The post-test must be completed one week following the course with a passing score of 80%.

What is the tuition for the new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Courses?

Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics Virtual Course - $395
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Adults Virtual Course - $395
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults - Virtual Courses - $495

 

How many CPE credits are awarded for the new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses?

Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics Virtual Course - CPE Credit Awarded:  49
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Adults Virtual Course - CPE Credit Awarded - 54 
Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses - CPE Credit Awarded - 69
 

If I attended the previous certificate of training programs, should I attend the new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses?

Yes!  The new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatric and Adult Virtual Courses are separate and distinct courses from the previous certificate of training programs.  The new Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adult Virtual Courses have different learning objectives and content.

Will I be awarded a credential upon completion of the Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults Virtual Courses?

No.  You will not be awarded a credential when you complete a certificate for the Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adult Virtual Course.  The Certificate of Training in Obesity in Obesity in Pediatric and Adults Virtual Courses are certificate of training courses not 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 in Pediatrics and Adult Virtual Courses are two totally separate programs.  The former is a certification program and the latter are certificate of training courses.

Should I attend the Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and 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. 

Where can I locate the number of registrants who were awarded certificates for CDR's previous certificate of training programs?

  • A total of 1,000 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults from April 2018 until October 2019.   Click here for a list of recipients. 
  • A total of 6,045 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from September 2003 until May 2019.  Click here for a list of recipients. 
  • A total for14,663 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from April 2001 until December 2017.  Click here for a list of recipients. 
  • A total of 1,276 participants have been awarded the Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management form May 2010 until October 2017. Click here to view the recipients.