Self-Study Modules FAQ

  1. Q: Will I earn the Certificate of Training if I complete the self-study module?
    A: No, you will not.  To earn the Certificate of Training, you must complete the program pre-work materials including a pretest, attend the 2.5 day onsite program, and successfully complete the posttest.
     
  2. Q: What is the difference between the self-study module and the Certificate of Training program?  
    A: The self-study module consists of several readings, learning worksheets, and an assessment.  Upon completing the self-study assessment, regardless of your score, you will earn the continuing education hours. The adult and childhood self-studies are worth 16 CEUs. The Level 2 Adult Weight Management self-study module is worth 30 CEUs.

    The Certificate of Training Program consists of three required elements: the program pre-work and pretest, attendance at the 2.5 day onsite program, and successful completion of the posttest.  Those who do not successfully pass the Certificate of Training posttest will not receive the Certificate of Training, but they will still receive all of the continuing education hours.  The Level 1 Adult Weight Management Certificate of Training and the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Certificate of Training are both worth 35 CEUs.  The Level 2 Adult Weight Management Certificate of Training is worth 50 CEUs.
     
  3. Q: How many CEUs will I earn by completing the self-study module?
    A: For the Adult Weight Management Self-Study and the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self-Study modules, you will earn 16 continuing education units.  For the Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self Study Module, you will earn 30 continuing education units.
     
  4. Q: How do I purchase the self-study module?
    A: You can purchase the self-study module online by going to www.eatrightstore.org.  Upon completion of your purchase, a link to access your purchase will be sent to the email address you have on file with the Academy/CDR database.  If you have issues completing your purchase online, contact sales@eatright.org.  Alternatively, you may call and place an order over the phone with a credit card by calling Academy Member Service Team at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 5000. 
     
  5. Q: Approximately how long will it take me to complete the self-study module?
    A: An audit was conducted for each self-study module.  Based on the audits, it was determined that the Adult Weight Management Self Study module and Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self Study modules may take approximately 16 hours to complete.  It was determined that the Level 2 Adult Weight Management self-study module may take approximately 30 hours to complete.
  1. Q: Where do I find the receipt for the self-study module that I purchased?
    A: To access your receipt, go to www.cdrnet.org and log in to the website.  Once you are logged in, go to “My CDR” in the top right hand corner, near the blue logout button.  Then, click on the blue “invoices” tab. Locate your invoice by the date of purchase or amount paid, and then click on the “view/print invoice” link to the right.  Clicking on this link will generate a PDF copy of your receipt, which you can download and save or print.
  1. Q: I purchased the online self-study module, but I never received a confirmation email.
    A: CDR may not have a current email address on file, or your email service’s spam or junk blocker may have blocked the system-generated email.  Please log in to www.cdrnet.org, go to “My CDR” and confirm your contact information under the “Profile” tab.  If that information is not up to date, please click on “update contact information” to enter your updated information.  Please contact CDR at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 and we will be happy to resend the confirmation email. 
  1. Q: What information is covered in the self-study module?
    A: Adult Weight Management Self Study Learning Objectives can be found here: https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/adult-module-objectives?preview=true.

    Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self Study Learning Objectives can be found here: https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/certificate-of-training-in-childhood-and-adolescent-weight-management/course-learning-objectives

    Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self Study Learning Objectives can be found here: https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level-2-module
  1. Q: I purchased the online self-study module, but I cannot find how/where to access it.
    A:
     To access the module, go to www.cdrnet.org and log in.  Users MUST log in before the portal is visible.  Once logged in, go to “portal” in the purple tabs at the top of the screen and scroll down to “EDU” and click on EDU.  Once you click on EDU, the module should appear.  If it does not, click on “check for new purchases” and it should appear.  If you check for new purchases and you still do not see your module, please contact CDR staff at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 or weightmgmt@eatright.org.
  1. Q: If I purchase the paper version* of the self-study module, will I also have online access?
    A: If you purchase the 2015 version (or later) of the module, you will also have complimentary online module access.  Your paper module will ship within 5 business days of your purchase, and you will receive an email with directions on how to access the online version within 48 hours. 

    To access the online version of the module, go to www.cdrnet.org and log in.  Users MUST log in before the portal is visible.  Once logged in, go to “portal” in the purple tabs at the top of the screen and scroll down to “EDU” and click on EDU.  Once you click on EDU, the module should appear.  If it does not, click on “check for new purchases” and it should appear. 

    *Please note that a paper version of the Level 2 Adult Weight Management Module is not available. It is online access only.
  1. Q: Is there a paper version of the self-study module available? 
    A: Yes*. You have the option to purchase the paper version or online (only) version of the Adult Weight Management Self Study Module, or the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self Study Module.  For modules released 2015 or later, complimentary online module access is included in the purchase of a paper module.

    *Please note that a paper module is not available for the Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self Study Module.  This module is online only.
     
  2. Q: When I log in to the CDR website, and go to “portal,” then “EDU,” the self-study module that I purchased does not appear.
    A: Once you click on EDU, the module should appear.  If it does not, click on “check for new purchases” and it should appear.  If you check for new purchases and you still do not see your module, please contact CDR staff at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 or weightmgmt@eatright.org.
  1. Q: How do I submit the assessment for the self-study module and document the activity in my Professional Development Portfolio?
    A: The assessment is located at the end of the self-study materials. You should complete it after you have completed the self-study module readings and learning worksheets.  If you have the online self-study module, use the course navigation tab to scroll to the end of the self-study contents and choose online assessment.  Once you complete and submit the assessment, it will be automatically scored and you will receive a confirmation email which you should retain for your records as documentation that you completed the activity. 

    If you purchased the paper module, you should complete the assessment and mail, fax, or email it to CDR for scoring.  Please note that if you purchased the 2015 version (or later) of the paper module, you have complimentary online access to the module and you are able to submit the assessment online in lieu of mailing, faxing, or emailing it to CDR for scoring. 
  1. Q: I mailed/faxed in my self-study assessment, but I have not received my results.
    A: Assessments are scored and results emailed to the email address on file within 48 hours of receipt.  If you mailed in your assessment, please note that it can take up to 5-7 business days for it to arrive in our office.  If you would like to confirm receipt of your assessment, please contact CDR at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 or at weightmgmt@eatright.org
  1. Q: If I complete the self-study module and later decide to attend the Certificate of Training Program, can the self-study module fulfill the pre-work requirements for the Certificate of Training program? 
    A: If you purchased the current version of the self-study module and later decide to attend the onsite program, the self-study module can be used to fulfill the pre-work requirements for the onsite program.  Please call CDR staff directly at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 or ext. 4873 to verify which version of the module you purchased.
  1. Q: If I purchase the self-study module, then later decide to attend the Certificate of Training program, can I get a discounted rate on the Certificate of Training program registration fee?
    A: If you purchased the current version of the self-study module and later decide to attend the onsite Certificate of Training program, the cost of the self-study module can be deducted from the registration fee for the Certificate of Training Program.  Please call CDR staff directly at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4760 or ext. 4783 to verify which version of the module you purchased and to register for the program, as the online system does not accommodate this discount.
  1. Q: Is there a discount if I buy more than one self-study module?
    A: CDR offers a discount of 15% off of bulk orders (10 or more self-study modules). Please note bulk orders cannot be placed online.  Please call 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4783 to make a bulk purchase.
  1. Q: If I completed a level 1 childhood or adult self-study module, can I complete the level 2 adult weight management self-study module?
    A: No. In order to purchase and complete the Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self Study Module, you must have attended either the Adult or Childhood Certificate of Training Program and earned the Certificate.