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Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) Program

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Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP)

Open to: MD/DO/NMD, DDS/DMD, NP/CRNA/APRN, PA.

Support staff such as RNs are not eligible for this program unless they are sponsored by their supervisor or medical director. 

Semaglutide & Medical Weight Management Certification

Earn your annual certification in semaglutide and medical weight management, add cash-based revenues to your practice and offer an easy-to-implement and effective weight loss program to help your patients lose weight and keep it off!

Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP)

The Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) program, available exclusively from the IAPAM, is the only annual certification in medical weight management designed to help you easily achieve & maintain the certification you need to stay current with evolving medically-supervised weight loss treatments

 

Everything you need to easily and quickly get certified and start helping your patients.

With our straight-forward modules, you’ll be guided step-by-step through everything you need to know to start and grow a profitable medical weight management program for your patients that really works! 

Easy To Follow

Carefully formulated with comprehensive training on FDA-approved drug therapies like semaglutide AND combination Ketogenic diet/intermittent fasting program that really works!

It Pays For Itself

Once you've finished the training, you could see an immediate financial return. With just a couple of patients, your investment in this self-study course will pay for itself!

All-In-One Solution

We've thought of everything for you! Just follow our instructions and you can get started right away with our Complete Weight Loss Practice Start-up Process. Order pre-made patient guidebooks and pamphlets to help you advertise.

Medical Weight Management Training Agenda

By taking this course, you will get access to the following training: 

Semaglutide & Peptides*

  • Wegovy™ & Ozempic™, Zepbound™, Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide), AOD 9604, Sermorelin, Ipamorelin, CJC 1295
  • Efficacy & safety
  • Dosing, administration & storage
  • Contraindications, warnings & precautions

Drug Therapy

  • Appetite suppressants & lipase inhibitors
  • Qsymia, Contrave, Phentermine
  • Efficacy & safety
  • Dosing & administration
  • Contraindications, warnings & precautions
  • Currently FDA approved appetite suppressants and lipase inhibitors
  • Medications that promote weight loss and their current FDA approval status
  • Complications with appetite suppressants and lipase inhibitors.
  • Risk versus benefit of prescribing appetite suppressants, FDA Concerns

MIC Injections & Vitamins B6/B12

  • Appetite suppressants & lipase inhibitors
  • Qsymia, Contrave, Phentermine
  • Efficacy & safety
  • Dosing & administration
  • Contraindications, warnings & precautions
  • Currently FDA approved appetite suppressants and lipase inhibitors
  • Medications that promote weight loss and their current FDA approval status
  • Complications with appetite suppressants and lipase inhibitors.
  • Risk versus benefit of prescribing appetite suppressants, FDA Concerns

IV Nutrition Therapy

  • Common infusion recipes
  • Considerations, complications and contraindications
  • Vehicle use & vehicle options
  • Administration guidelines based on osmolarity

Ketogenic & Intermittent Fasting

  • Insulin and Insulin Resistance
  • Intermittent Fasting including common labs, contraindications and considerations
  • Ketogenic Diet including common labs, contraindications and considerations
  • Combining Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting including benefits, common patient questions, proper patient selection and contraindications

Business of Weight Loss

  • How to integrate a medically supervised weight loss program into an existing medical practice or start a stand-alone medically supervised weight loss clinicphysician responsibilities (HIPPA, OSHA, prescription weight loss drugs, legal responsibilities, extender rules, malpractice coverage)
  • Staffing roles (RN, LPN, MA) when providing weight loss services
  • Creating a business plan, clinic naming, location & facility selection
  • Practice operations
  • Marketing & pricing strategies, social media marketing, building your online credibility

Practice Resources

  • Downloadable physician’s guidebook with detailed dosage/administration guidelines, and contraindications, complications & considerations for each treatment
  • Suggested contacts/resources for products, weight loss/vitamin supplements, fat removal/body contouring equipment, medical weight loss scales, pharmacies, EMR software, malpractice insurance
  • … and more!

Upgrade to the "Practice Edition" and Get...

  • Up to 5 medical weight management certificates to train your whole practice (value $995 per person)
  • Online practice implementation course (value $1,495)
  • Common practice roles & role scorecard template, job posting template & financial dashboard
  • Tips for compensation and team bonus structure
  • Patient medical history template, phone scripts, first appointment flow template
  • Patient treatment package examples
  • Downloadable guide to getting 5-star online reviews
  • Downloadable guide to creating a patient loyalty program
  • Pre-made digital billboards to display on your waiting room screens
  • Access to customizable files for practice brochures, posters and stand-up banners 
  • 25 Clean Start Weight Loss® patient guidebooks (available in English or Spanish) delivered to your practice (value $400)
  • Unlimited online patient ketogenic/intermittent course for patients who do not want a printed guidebook (1-yr access. Value $995)

Clean Start Weight Loss Ketogenic/Intermittent Fasting Training

Happy patient on a medical scale

If you are looking for an easy way to offer a medically-supervised Ketogenic and Intermittent Fasting program for your patients, look no further!  

The IAPAM has taken its live training and created a self-study weight loss program that includes everything you need to start offering the Clean Start Weight Loss® Ketogenic/Intermittent Fasting program to your patients!

If you have patients who have tried to do the keto or ketogenic diet on their own and failed, you now have a solution for them – a carefully formulated, medically-supervised, comprehensive combination ketogenic diet AND intermittent fasting program that works!

The number of books, blogs and websites devoted to the ketogenic diet is overwhelming for most patients. 

In addition, most of the information is incorrect, and therefore most “do it yourself” keto diets fail. Patients are looking for a program that works, and now you can offer them a medically-supervised, physician guided weight loss program that combines the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting, in a medical environment.

In order to help both you and your patients succeed at weight loss, we created a specific, easy to follow program for your patients. 

The Clean Start Weight Loss® Ketogenic / Intermittent Fasting program will help you help your patients lose weight.

How to Get Certified

Step 1

Sign up & complete training

Step 2

Pass your certification assessment

Step 3

Receive Certification

Train at your own pace with unlimited access

Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) certificate

We are always updating our online courses and certificates with the most current training topics and information!

Your renewal fee will be automatically processed each year on the anniversary of your sign up date.

When it’s time to recertify, you can complete your requirements all at once or at your own pace throughout the year.

Once complete, you will gain access to your recertification assessment and receive your updated certification via email.

What Is Required?

Providers must complete the following courses and assessments to earn their Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) status. An annual review and assessment along with your renewal fee are required to maintain certification: 

  • Semaglutide & peptides
  • Drug Therapy
  • MIC Injections & Vitamins B6/B12
  • IV Nutrition Therapy
  • BHRT/Hormone Treatment
  • Ketogenic & Intermittent Fasting 
  • Medical Weight Management Provider Certification Assessment

Courses are available as self-study online training and are updated regularly through the IAPAM Learning Lab.

Providers will have unlimited 24/7 access to all training modules included with the Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) program so long as certification is maintained.

By certifying annually, providers also qualify for up to 5 CMEs each year. 

Individual certificates for each course will be emailed to you upon completion of your assessment. You can access your Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) assessment upon completion of your courses. 

Who Is Eligible?

The Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) program is open to:

  • MD/DO/MBBS
  • NMD
  • DMD/DDS
  • NP/APRN/CRNA
  • PA
Eligible providers may sponsor their support staff (such as RNs) for certification. Support staff are not eligible for certification on their own.

How Much Does It Cost?

Solo Provider

Only

$595

for a limited time only!

Certification includes:

  • 5 Certificates in semaglutide, drug therapy, BHRT, hormone therapy, IV nutrition therapy, ketogenic/intermittent fasting (value: $2,495)
  • Medical Weight Management Provider Certification (value: $597)
  • Up to 5 CMEs
  • 12-months unlimited online training access
  • Immediate access to new training modules as they are added
  • Auto-renews annually so your certification will never lapse

Value: $3,092. Save $2,497!

*Auto-renews at $395/yr. A one-time registration fee of $200 is due at sign-up for all new applicants.

Practice Edition

Only

$1,297/yr

for a limited time only!

Certification includes:

  • Everything in the solo provider certification for up to 5 providers (value $3,092) plus
  • 12-months unlimted online training access (Value +$7,500)
  • 5 CMEs per provider (Value +$4,975)
  • Immediate access to new training modules as they are added
  • Auto-renews annually so your certification will never lapse

Value: 12,475. Save $11,178!

*Auto-renews at $895/yr. A one-time registration fee of $698 is due at sign-up for all new practices.

Please note, payments are non-refundable. Payments are set to automatically renew each year unless cancelled by the provider. The provider may cancel their certification at any time and will maintain access to their training and certification materials for the remainder of their certification year.

On-Demand Training Reviews

"What I liked most is the way you give the theory and then how it is put into practice. I have a better and deeper knowledge for practice. I greatly appreciate the training!"
A. Sanchez, MD
"It was a very user-friendly program. I had to start and stop many times over several days. It always took me back to where I'd left off."
G. J. Mesa, DNP, FNP-BC
"The anatomy videos were some of the best I've seen in the classes I've taken."
R.A. Morse, DMD

FAQs

Who is eligible for training?

The Certified Medical Weight Management Provider™ (CWMP) program is open to licensed medical professionals with the following designations: MD/DO, DMD/DDS, NP, PA, RN/LPN.

Support staff such as medical assistants, estheticians, etc. may also enroll in this online certificate course with the permission of their supervison

For all providers, it is recommended you check with your local governing body to ensure you are working within your scope of practice prior to registering for training.

How long do I have access to the course?

You will have unlimited access so long as your certification renewal fees are up to date. Come back and review the information as much as you like – training is updated regularly.

How long does the course take?

Training times vary depending on the person, but on average, it should take you between 7-10 hours to complete. 

Can I earn CMEs?

Yes, Medical Weight Management is accredited for 5 CMEs.

There is an assessment at the end of the course you will need to fill out. Once submitted, your certificate will be emailed to you.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, upon the successful completion of the required courses you will be emailed your certificate. 

What is the cancellation policy?

All certification fees paid are non-refundable. However, you may cancel at any time prior to your renewal date at no cost. 

How is the course presented?

The course is designed as self-study training modules that you can do at your own pace. They include a combination of lectures, readings, videos and other downloadable content.

The AAFP has reviewed Medical Weight Management and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/01/2023 to 08/31/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.