Continuing education credits for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists (CMEs, CNEs, CPEs) cost $125. This fee is in addition to the total cost of the program and covers processing and administration charges. Dietitian continuing education credits are free.
Expand your professional opportunities by earning continuing education credits from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate has been approved by the Foundation of Care Management, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association for continuing education for the following credits:
- 30 CPEUs for Dietitians
- 2.0 CEUs for National Strength and Conditioning Association members
- 30 CMEs for Physicians and Physician Assistants
- 30 CNEs for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- 30 CPEs for Pharmacists
Please check the instructions for each profession below to learn how to claim your credit.
Dietitians who complete all three courses in the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program are eligible to receive 30.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Credits are self-reported on the CDR website at http://cdrnet.org.
NSCA certified individuals who complete all three courses in the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program are eligible to receive 2.0 CEUs. More information concerning membership in the NSCA can be found on their website.
Please review our FAQ for specific details on how to earn credits from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate has been approved by the Foundation of Care Management for 30.0 Continuing Education Credits in the following categories:
- 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (CME)
- 30 Nursing Contact Hours (CNE)
- 30 Hours Pharmacy CE (knowledge based) (CPE)
Please review our FAQ for specific details on how to earn credits from the Foundation of Care Management.
*Important Note: These credits are not available retroactively.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS).
FCM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The program Pharmacy # for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is 0347-9999-12-021-H01-P. Objectives are appropriate for Pharmacists.Accreditation and Disclosure Agreement
Information for CPE Students: Pharmacist, PharmD, Pharm Tech, CPhT must go to napb.net or call 847-391-4406 (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) to register and receive a NAPB ePID number.
Frequently Asked Questions
The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is not responsible for obtaining approval for any other professional credit than what is currently listed. Please contact your individual accrediting agency to request approval for other professional credits.
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is considered a self-study program according to the guidelines of the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). In accordance with these guidelines, students must complete the following to earn credits.
- Complete all course requirements for the certificate program
- Claim credits on the CDR website
- Maintain a record of your participation. We suggest you keep a copy of your letters of completion and certificate
- A pretest and posttest is not required
Students must maintain a record of their participation in this continuing education activity for a minimum of 2 years after the completion.
The NSCA Certification Department does not automatically record your participation. To receive credit you must:
- Complete all course requirements for the certificate program
- Send an email to email@example.com when you have finished the program. To claim your credits, the email must include your name and date of completion. For proof of participation you must attach a copy of your certificate which will become available after you have completed CNS603
- Maintain a record of your participation in this NSCA accredited activity—CNS suggests you keep a copy of your certificate
The Center for Nutrition Studies provider number with the NSCA is: H1068
Students can purchase these credits at the beginning of the first course (CNS601: Nutrition and Society) in the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate series.
Please note: registration for these credits requires creating a continuing education user account in an external system (accessed from within the CNS601 course) using your email address and a password. We strongly suggest that you use the same email address and password that you use to log into the eCornell website!
Students must complete the following to earn credits:
- Register and pay for CE credits
- Complete a Pre-test prior to beginning coursework in CNS601:Nutrition and Society
- Complete all course requirements for CNS601, CNS602 and CNS603
- Complete a Post-test & evaluation upon completion of CNS603
- Each test takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and must be completed in one sitting.
- A passing score of 70% or better is required for the post-test. The test may be retaken if necessary.
- Your test scores do not affect the number of hours you are able to earn
No. Partial credits for completing a single course within the program are not available for any continuing education credits that are offered. Credits can only be earned by completing all three courses.