Frequently Asked Questions
> When is the next opportunity to become certified?
We are currently accepting applications for our certification courses that begin in September, 2019.
After that, our next intake will be March, 2020. Sign up to be notified when we open for enrollment in November, 2019.
> How is the course material delivered?
Oh Baby Academy is 100% online and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Each weekly module will contain a mix of video lessons, required reading material, assignments, client resources to familiarize yourself with, supportive interaction with our exclusive online community, and quizzes to help you excel in your chosen specialty.
> What if I have questions about the content?
There are several ways to get support with any questions that arise.
Each weekly module includes a discussion board to ask questions. You can also submit questions to be answered on the live group Q&As with Carley that are hosted every other week. There will be unlimited access to the recording after the live Q&A for those who are unable to attend live.
Our private Facebook group is another great way to get support from peers and ask questions to Carley and the community.
> Can I work through the curriculum at a faster pace and get certified more quickly?
While these courses are self-paced, there is a lot of information to absorb. New content is released weekly, so you won’t be able to complete the certification faster than the timelines indicated. However, you have 1.5 times the length of your course to complete certification, so you can take longer if needed. This makes the Academy ideal for busy women, like mothers or those who work full-time.
> What are the career possibilities as a Certified Nutrition Consultant?
There is such a need for nutrition consultants who specialize in nourishing mothers and babies! We’ll explore all career possibilities in the Business Development course. Becoming certified through Oh Baby Academy also offers you exclusive opportunities to generate supplemental income, which you will receive further details about after enrolling as a student in the Academy.
> What if I have no previous nutrition education?
Oh Baby Academy provides you with everything you require and no prior nutrition education is necessary. All students are given ample support to ensure they have the confidence and knowledge necessary to build a successful career as a Certified Nutrition Consultant.
> Do I have to take Foundational Nutrition if I’m already a nutritionist or dietitian?
Joining the Academy is a fantastic way to become specialized, offer more value to your clients, and grow your business and brand. Completing Foundational Nutrition is a necessary requirement for all students, as it provides the framework for becoming a Certified Nutrition Consultant. However, the large majority of the course content will focus specifically on nutrition for supporting mothers and/or babies.
> Do I have to take Business Development if I already have a business?
Business Development is offered to all students but it is not a requirement of the certification. After you have successfully passed your final exam, the Business Development module will be released for you to go through at your own pace, if you choose. Some students may want to dive into the business content right away, while others may want to take a little break and let all of their newfound knowledge sink in first. Even if you already have a business, we’re confident that these resources will greatly benefit you.
> How is the certification regulated?
Once you’ve worked through all of the course material, completed the assignments and client trials, and passed the quizzes and exams, graduates of Oh Baby Academy will be granted the designation 'Certified Nutrition Consultant'.
All holistic nutrition professionals and independent educational nutrition institutions across North America are self-regulating bodies. Therefore, there are no government certifying bodies or regulations boards in North America that license or certify holistic practitioners or nutritionists. Our business module provides resources to assist you in determining the specific regulations and requirements of practicing within your own state/province.
Oh Baby Academy strongly believes in holistic nutrition that prioritizes real foods and is rooted in both modern research and traditional wisdom. We are proudly the only educational nutrition institute that currently specializes solely in the certification of holistic nutrition for pregnancy, postpartum, and babies.
The designation ‘Certified Nutrition Consultant’ signifies a high level of specialized expertise in a holistic practitioner. As a professional regulating body, Oh Baby Academy ensures that our certified practitioners adhere to a certain code of ethics, scope of practice, and principles, which are standardized and recognized internationally.
> How much time can I expect to commit to this program each week?
You can expect to spend an average of 6 hours completing the course material each week.
> How do the payment plans work?
If you sign up for our monthly payment plan, the initial payment is deducted on the day you register. The remaining payments will be deducted every 30 days. There is an additional 10% charge associated with our monthly payment plans.
> I want to apply! What are the next steps?
Wonderful news! Please choose your level of certification and then submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.
> What happens after I apply?
After you submit your application, an applications advisor will get back to you within 10 days. If accepted, you will receive a link to complete registration. Once enrolled you will be able to log in on your learning portal where you’ll find your online welcome package and learn about the exciting additional bonuses. You will also be introduced to our favorite websites, books, and podcasts here, so you can begin immersing yourself in all things mother and baby before your course begins.