Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding the Be Body Positive Fundamentals for Individuals

Which Fundamentals course should I sign up for?

The Fundamentals for Individuals is designed for people seeking personal growth, a general introduction to The Body Positive, or new knowledge to bring into non-clinical professional settings.

The Fundamentals for Treatment Providers is designed for Master's level therapists and registered dietitians who require Continuing Education Hours for their license. All courses in this track include a Certificate of Completion indicating the number of CE Hours granted.

What are CE Hours? Should I get them?

CE Hours are Continuing Education Hours that clinical professionals require in order to keep their licenses up to date. We offer them for Master’s level therapists and registered dietitians. If you don’t hold one of these professional licenses, CE Hours are not for you.

How do I use the platform?

Once the courses are launched, you’ll have access to the curriculum. The first slide will explain how to move through the lessons, watch videos, and download worksheets.

Can I share my course with others?

We ask that you do not share any of the content in this course, or your login, with other people. As a nonprofit, courses like this are a primary source of financial support so we can provide scholarships to low-income individuals for our trainings and workshops, and continue to develop new content. Sharing your login or any downloaded content violates our Terms of Use. That said, we are happy to offer discounts if you’d like to take these courses with a group. Just send us an email at [email protected] for more information.

How long do I have to complete the course?

You will have access for 4 months to the course or training you signed up for. Our courses are self-paced, so once you sign up you can explore our curriculum within the 4-month timeframe in a manner that best fits your schedule.

What if I complete the Fundamentals course and decide I want to do the Facilitator Training?

Great, we’re glad you’re ready for more! Email us at [email protected] and let us know, and you'll get a discount coupon for the different between the course you took and the Facilitator Training. If you sign up for one of the Fundamentals courses, you'll receive an email with more information about this offer.

Are the courses available in other languages than English?

Not yet. We hope to transcribe into other languages in the near future.

Is your platform mobile-friendly?

Yes! You should be able to access all our content on your mobile device.

Do the courses have accessibility features?

All course videos have closed captioning. There are also written versions of featured audio meditations as well as audio recordings of the handouts. We don’t yet have audio recordings of worksheets, but hope to in the future.

Are there group discounts available?

Yes. If you’d like to register for our courses as a group, please email [email protected] to get your expanded team discount code.

Do you offer refunds?

If you complete your purchased course, we are unable to offer a refund. If, within 30 days of your purchase, however, you start the course and decide it’s not right for you before you’re halfway through, please contact us at [email protected] and we will discuss your refund options. We cannot offer refunds if it's been more than 30 days since your purchase.

How do I join the Facebook community?

Inside the course curriculum, you’ll be given a link to our private Facebook group. After requesting to join, we will confirm your course registration and approve you.

Do I get a certificate of completion?

If you’ve signed up for the Fundamentals for Treatment Providers and pass the quiz upon completion, you’ll receive your Certificate with the CE Hours for the course(s) that you took. If you signed up for the Facilitator Training, you can email us after completing the training if you need a certificate of completion or a certificate for CE Hours. If you’re taking the Fundamentals for Individuals and need a Certificate of Completion, please contact us at [email protected].

What happens once I complete the online courses?

If you are interested in continuing your Body Positive education, you might consider becoming a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. Contact us at [email protected] to receive a discount coupon for the different in price between the course you took and the Facilitator Training. Learn more about the Facilitator Training.

Questions regarding the Be Body Positive Fundamentals for Treatment Providers

Will I receive a license or certification upon completion of the courses?

No. The online Fundamentals course is intended as a comprehensive introduction to our Model. The only way to become a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator is to take the online Facilitator Training. You can also contact us at [email protected] if you would like to learn more about bringing us to your school or community for a group training.

Can I share the activities I learn in these courses with my clients?

If you think your clients would benefit from the activities in the courses, we recommend having them sign up for the Be Body Positive Fundamentals courses. You can also become an affiliate for recommending our courses to your clients. Please email [email protected] to learn more about this option.

How will I get credit for completing the course?

In order to get a Certificate of Completion, you'll need to finish 100% of the course, fill out our evaluation, and score at least 80% on the course's final quiz. Once all these steps are complete, we'll email you your Certificate with CE Hours.

Do I have more than one chance to complete the quiz?

If you don’t pass the quiz on your first three tries, send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll allow you to take it again by resetting the quiz.

Who provides CE Hours and who are they for?

The Body Positive has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6698. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Body Positive is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Body Positive’s Fundamentals for Treatment Providers has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
CDR Credentialed Practitioners are responsible for choosing a learning need code (LNC) for this course that best meets their individual goals.

We currently provide CE Hours for Master's level therapists and registered dietitians.

What happens once I complete the online courses?

If you are interested in continuing your Body Positive education, you might consider becoming a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. Sign up for an in-person Be Body Positive Facilitator Training. We also invite you to remain active in our Body Positive Institute Community Facebook page indefinitely. Community is essential in this work!