The Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate Course (Cert.CNP)
The Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate course covers comprehensive education topics and trainings that have been designed to give you the knowledge, skills & confidence you need to competently formulate complete + balanced raw and cooked diets for typical/healthy adult dogs and growing puppies.
Online Course • Offered Globally
You can access a detailed overview of the course + enrollment fee information below.
More and more people are discovering that feeding a biologically appropriate diet to their dog helps support their dog in living its best life. Some of these people fall headfirst into the rabbit hole of science-based canine nutrition and building bowls that are nutritionally specific to their dog’s needs.
Of that group of people, a small percentage will find researching and applying what they learn is a fun hobby for them and a yearning to turn that into something MORE develops. The fire is lit and grows into wanting to learn even more and that excitement starts burning and you want to help other people learn how to best feed their dogs too.
It only takes helping one dog owner successfully improve their dog’s life for you to never want the feeling of that experience to end. The experience of helping someone help their animal they love feels SO GOOD.
But Where Do You Start?
There are dog owners and pet industry employees both, who want a career in the canine nutrition field but they feel they don’t yet have the nutrition knowledge and diet formulating expertise to confidently step into the role. With so many online seminars and courses available, it can be hard to navigate which one is going to teach you what you are looking for.
Time and again people tell me they found an online canine nutrition certificate course and invested their time and money into it, only to find they didn’t actually learn about current science-based nutrition and raw & cooked diet formulation that is biologically appropriate for the dog in front of them. Instead, the seminar/course/program ended up being outdated material and limited hands-on teaching, if any; and nothing applicable to actually building raw & cooked diets for individual dogs.
It leaves people feeling disappointed and no more qualified than they were prior to investing themselves into that particular program.
I too have been there and done that with programs. I totally get it.
Then you go about finding another program and hope it turns out to be everything you were looking for that you didn’t get in the first one.
Maybe this other program has module titles in the syllabus that leaves you feeling like the class title “Homemade Diets” or “Raw Feeding Methods” are going to be what was missing from that first experience. Then it turns out the modules barely brush on how to build homemade diets or what the best raw feeding methods are or sometimes they turn out to be classes against homemade diets and raw feeding. That is the worst when that happens.
The marketing approach and class/module titles can be misleading and I have personally taken programs that were 200+ hours of my life and a financial investment, only to be taught about modified Atwater, extrusion, and how to formulate dry matter kibble. None of which applies to raw or cooked diets.
Too many of my peers and aspiring raw diet formulators to count have been through the same thing.
You dive into course after course trying to piece together all of the information and collecting education certificates.
You enroll in well-known programs because other people have done it and the program has been around forever but you end up learning nothing about building a raw or cooked diet properly.
You join social media platforms to try to navigate through it all and you’re told you are wrong & given the cold shoulder when you ask how & where to learn more.
All of this can leave a person feeling inept and uncertain about whether any of what they have learned is valid. It can make a person feel like maybe they don’t have enough of the right focused education that it takes to make their dream of professionally helping dog owners a reality.
Here’s the Thing
If you KNOW you are meant to work in the canine nutrition field and that incredible feeling you experienced when you were helping your first dog owner is something that you want to have in your life every day, let me tell you…
With solid + current science-based education, training, and support, you can feel confident and ready to work in the field & own your own time.
Critical Foundation and Advanced Knowledge
Important foundation and advanced education is taught that includes things like an introduction to canine anatomy and physiology, terminology glossaries, individual nutrients, nutrition balance, what foods can be used to provide optimal energy and nutrients, calorie education, diet formulation math, when various breed-class sizes move from puppyhood to adulthood, crucial large and extra-large breed growth education, how to research for cases, and more.
Real Life Case Studies and Formulation Training
Real life cases and studies are provided that include charts and tools to help students learn through hands-on practical application how to competently formulate custom diets for dogs from weaning to the geriatric years.
All Materials and Tools are Included in the Course
Student access to commercial level diet formulation software, written content, academic journals, peer reviewed studies, CNP toolkits, full length textbooks, audios, and videos are examples of course materials. Students do not need to purchase any outside materials for the course.
Course Length and Format
This is an automated online course available globally. It consists of twenty-one (21) modules that are released in weekly bundles across nine weeks.
This professional certificate course is $990.00 USD. Financing is not available.
You may apply for enrollment for this certificate course at any time. To enroll in the course, fill out the application below.
Applications are reviewed and upon acceptance, applicants are contacted via email with instructions and their enrollment invoice.
Course Availability and Extensions
Students have access to the course for 365 days/one year.
If a student should need an extension: A one-time only, 365 day/one year extension may be available for $250 USD if it is being offered at the time of the request. Any bonuses accompanying the initial purchase are voided and foregone in the case an extension is needed
What This Course is Not
This is not an automatic certification.
You will need to be able to show that you understand the principles and concepts taught and that you can implement them. You will need to put your training into action by digging into the concepts and resources I share with you. This is not a watch the video on x2 speed and wing it through the quiz type of program. The CNP course is a professional certificate course that requires students to commit + dedicate themselves. Full details about grading and passing score information can be found in the course overview pdf below.
You are Ready to Enroll in the Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate Course If You:
- Are 18 years or older & have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
- This professional credentialing program is conducted in English. Students should be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
- Have a high school graduate level of understanding algebra, biology, and chemistry.
- Understand the foundation concepts of raw feeding dogs.
- Are serious about getting solid science-based nutrition education and learning how to formulate complete + balanced diets for typical/healthy adult dogs and puppies.
- Have read or will commit to reading the Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate course overview below.
- Are able to dedicate the necessary time as outlined in the course overview.
- Have a love for dogs & a heart for helping their owners.
This Is The Program You Take When You Are Ready To Be A Canine Nutrition Professional
You want education, and you want training, and you want the letters Cert.CNP behind your name so people can feel confident that you know what you are doing. You want to competently offer canine nutrition and diet formulating services and to be taken seriously. You want to feel certain that you have learned what you need to know that is science-based, current, accurate, and applicable.
Added Benefits to Earning Your Cert.CNP Designation:
The Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate Course Overview
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Canine Nutrition Professional Certificate Course Overview • 2023