Certification FAQ's

 Your Questions Answered 

These are some of the questions students commonly ask:

Who is the program for?

The program would be a fit for you if….

  1. You love the Delish Diet approach and want to consult, coach or teach others.
  2. You are a holistic nutritionist and you want more in depth training and mentorship in weight loss.
  3. You are a personal trainer or fitness instructor or coach and want to learn the holistic nutrition approach to eating for weight loss.
  4. You already have a weight loss brand and you want to expand your knowledge, get a refresher and use our done for you materials in your programs and with your clients.

How many client cases am I required to submit for certification?

In addition to writing the certification exam, you must complete 3 client cases to be certified. You will be given a consulting template to follow to work with your clients. You'll have everything you need on hand to help your clients be successful, so that they become your first 3 success stories!  

How soon can I start working with clients?

You can start working with case study clients and beta clients as soon as you feel ready (beta clients pay a reduced fee for your services). All the knowledge you need to support your client to lose weight is already done for you and at your fingertips. If you run into something you don't know, you have me in your back pocket to point you in the right direction. You can start charging full price as a Delish Diet Certified Practitioner once you have successfully completed the certification exam. 

What is the certification exam like?

The exam is designed to increase your knowledge, not to score you (which is why it is open book, so that you can learn more as you write it). The exam is designed to determine where the gaps in your knowledge are, so that you can fill the gaps and feel confident. It is a mix of multiple choice and short answer questions. You will receive the exam via snail mail with a return envelope and postage for your convenience in sending it back.

What is the passing mark for the exam?

The pass mark is 100% since you must be 100% competent for your clients. This is not difficult to achieve being that the exam is open book. Achieving 100% on your exam  is not only a representation of your knowledge, but it also demonstrates your ability to find and determine correct information. There are no exam rewrites, but you will be required to prove that you have filled in the gaps in your knowledge. A short essay, hand out or info graphic will be assigned to you on any topics the exam results illuminate that you need to expand your knowledge on. 

What is the licensing fee?

After you have graduated, the licensing fee is $97 a year. This fee is waved if you work inside our company. But if you have your own business, this fee covers on-going updates to the material & BONUSES for your clients and license to reformulate our systems and content to creatively craft your own e-courses and classes under your brand and logo (but with our association copyright 'Association of Natural Weight Loss Practitioners'). You also get listed on the Delish Diet website as a certified coach/practitioner. Your initial licence fee is due 12 months from the day you start the program. 

What if I don't have a background in nutrition?

You don't need a background in nutrition, just a passion for it. You will learn all the fundamentals of holistic nutrition through the lens of weight loss. Since we have a focus, you will integrate holistic nutrition knowledge better this way, than you would having taken a general holistic nutrition course that is not targeted towards a specific outcome. You will remember what you have learned and understand it on a deeper level because context is provided. Because you will apply what you have learned to a specific situation, you will remember the material much more easily. Level 2 training exceeds being certified as a holistic nutritionist, so you can easily expand into other health niches that you feel passionate about or drawn to.

Can I afford this?

In addition to affiliate opportunities, sales and marketing training is included in this program which will teach you how to sell your services in a coaching packages. Our business module is one based on packages. You can easily make your money back for the whole program by selling just one package! In addition, you can also make your money back by creating your own online courses and teaching classes in your community as well. These classes can be facilitated the way we have provided teaching plans for under the Delish brand - or alternatively, they can be 'Delish Inspired' under a brand of your own - you can facilitate the classes live, as recorded trainings or on a live platform such as Zoom. Unlike other certification trainings and licensing programs we don't limit how you can use the material. We only ask that you leave the copyright on the materials you use and apply to get our stamp of approval on your 'Delish Inspired' courses (we'll take a look at your plan and verify that it is 'Delish Approved' with an official seal that you can use in your marketing). You could also make a 'Delish Approved' product line. The possibilities for making money are endless!

Will I have the time to do this?

You can go at your own pace and learn at your own convenience. There are no time limits imposed on your learning journey. All trainings are recorded and updated whenever necessary to reflect new knowledge in the industry. They remain available to you indefinately. You will just need to prioritize setting time aside to watch the pre-recorded trainings. They are only 20 min to 1 hour  - so you can listen in while cooking, cleaning or crafting! All trainings come with notes highlighting the most important points so you never have to worry about missing something important.

When can I start?

The Certified Coach program is always open for enrolment. Even though we take a break from the group coaching calls during the summer and during holidays, you can join anytime. The Facebook group is open 365 days a year, so there is always someone available so that you can get your questions answered. 

What if I am still struggling with my weight myself ?

You don't have to be at your ideal weight to become a coach. You just need to be on the path yourself, making progress with your own weight and excited to take others on the journey with you. In fact the best motivation is knowing that you can help others from your personal experience - and have a future in front of you where you are making a living, living your passion! If you are currently overweight, I can totally understand where you are coming from. You might be asking yourself "how can I help others, when I can't even help myself"? I was once stuck with that thought to. Consider that taking this certification is exactly what you need to do to help yourself. I too said 'YES' to becoming an expert on weight loss when I was actually STILL clinically obese. My journey started when I got an e-mail from a woman who was hosting a weight loss summit asking me if I would like to be a featured speaker. She said, "I know that your focus is normally on gut health and cultured foods, but something just told me you need to be a part of this summit". She had no idea that I was obese at that time. My initial reaction was to think that the invitation came in the worst timing possible - which seemed true considering that I had gained 6 dress sizes since she last would have seen pictures of me online! But something inside of me said that I needed to say yes to it and I did. I could have used my weight as an excuse to decline the offer - or I could use the speaking opportunity as a catalyst to motivate me to make the transformation for myself. "Maybe, just maybe" I thought "what if the extra weight is happening for me, not to me". While it seemed like a hardship, it was my soul's education - to learn, heal myself and then use my knowledge and wisdom born of personal experience to help others. If you are reading this, feel called to this work and you still have weight to lose, then it is highly likely that being overweight is exactly the life experience you need to fully embrace, to find your life's work and calling to help other's too. In fact, when you make being overweight, a thing of the past, you have more credibility than ever!

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