What is the overall time commitment for this program?
The certificate program consists of six months of online instruction and two separate days of in-person residency. The residency requirement is comprised of two separate 6-hour days, held at the William James College campus in Newton, MA. The online requirements span over 6 months and the time commitment varies depending on your registration type. Medical Providers and Behavioral Health Providers will be required to login to the online course page almost every week (with the exception of scheduled holidays and breaks) to complete the weekly requirements. Administrators will be required to participate in two online modules, with most of their learning taking place during the in-person residencies.
What should I expect to do in the online portion?
For every week the course meets online you will be required to watch a video lecture and participate in activities targeted toward your goal of practice transformation. Readings, links and additional information will be shared as resources. Activities vary from week to week but may include things like quizzes, discussions, written assignments, etc.
For the online portion, how many hours per week should I plan for?
While everyone learns at a different pace, and materials may vary from module to module, we recommend reserving about 1 hour a week to devote to the online learning portion.
Can I do the online portion on my own time?
You can login to the course website 24/7 and participate on your own schedule, however you must adhere to the weekly deadlines.
What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. Eligible participants may also receive Continuing Education credits or CME credits that may be used to fulfill professional licensing requirements. Please see our Accreditation page for detailed information on CEs and CMEs.
Will I need to pass a test to get my certificate?
There is no formal testing in this program, however you will need to complete all of the weekly requirements, which may include passing short quizzes that demonstrate your acquired knowledge of the module topics.