Requirements and Cost

The cost of the 100-hour CCWFN Certification Program can vary from a high of around $2,350 to a low of around $1,695 depending on a number of factors, books previously purchased on the recommended reading materials, the number of outside credit hours completed or if you have previously taken parts of the courses from us before. Parts of this course has been being taught around the country since 1992.

Your Professional  Membership or  Patient Advocate / Technician Membership is included in the above price structure as well this allows you  the maximum discount on the course materials . So as an example applicants can reduce the overall cost by receiving credit for up to a maximum of 30 hours of outside instruction from seminars given by accepted  instructors listed on the application or books previously purchased on the required reading list. The certification program is based on  the philosophy of Dr. Lee and the nutritional pioneers  encompassed  in the Foundations of Nutritional Therapies course and the Nutritional Exam. For those who have taken the our program over the past 18 years, a review program is available at a reduced fee.

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Course #s/ Title/ Hours/ Price

(Courses with an asterisk * are required courses.)

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6003 Foundations of Nutritional Therapy Seminars (Module 1, 2, DVDs/CDs & manuals) plus bonus pack for certification enrollees. 46 hrs. $595.00 *

5700 Nutritional Biochemistry for Optimum Health with Jeremy E. Kaslow, M.D. (DVD/CD & manual). 14 hrs. $165.00 *

5502 From the Endocardiograph to the ACG with Dr. Richard Murray (DVD & manuals) 7 hrs. $165.00

5505 ACG Study Group I (DVD/CD & manual #1402 only) 4 hrs. $65.95

5506 ACG Study Group II and the Nutritional Exam (DVD/CD & manual) 5 hrs. $175.00

5600 Mastering the Symptom Survey with Michael Dobbins, DC. (DVD/CD & manual). 7 hrs. $145.00

5610 4th Conference-Foundational Nutrition George Goodheart DC, Robert Peshek DDS.& Stuart White, DC (DVDs & manuals).  7 hrs. $165.00

5620 6th Conference-Foundational Nutrition Stuart White, DC. Holly Carling, LAc Jonathon Wright MD. & James Murphy, DO. 7 hrs. $165.00

5710 Cardiovascular Health A Comprehensive Update (DVD & manuals). 6 hrs. $125.00

7001 Office Assistant Training Course (DVD’s & CD’s)  4 hrs $95.00

7002 Disease Is Optional, The Choice Is Yours (DVD& CD)  10 hrs $165.00

9009 Page Study Group with Ken Fordham, DDS. & Helyn Luechauer, DDS. (CDs & manual) 7 hrs. $110.00

9010 Better Compliance with The Symptom Survey Ernest Caldwell, DC.& David Minzel, PhD. (CDs & manual) 6 hrs. $95.00

Required Reading

There are 15 books that are required reading for the course with a approximate retail value of $366.25. At the time of enrollment, a 20% discount is given to the enrollee, bringing the cost of those books down to $293.00. Download the Application packet to view the book list.  If you already have some of these books please note with your application.

Teleconference Classes

An additional follow-up support program is offered and will be conducted through phone conferencing once a week (Check our seminar calendar on this web site).   Each teleconference will be approximately 1hour followed by a half-hour open forum. The spring support program is accredited. Also check our web site for current listings of classes around the country from any of our faculty members. These courses count towards your certification. the cost of the classes are $25 a month with each months class you receive 1.5 hours credit towards your hundred hours.

Transferable Credits

For those of you who have taken an assortment of nutritional classes over the last two years IFNH will wave up to 30 of the required 100 hours for previous documented class work that meets the standards of the certification board. To document any classes we will need the following information:

The name of the course with dates and instructor.

The number of hours of each course and the focus of the course.

A1000 word essay for each course, showing how it supports the fundamentals of CCWFN program and the use of whole food nutrition.

A copy of any completed certificate or paperwork verifying attendance.

Please download and review the application form at the bottom of the page and complete at your convenience.


Each section of the program requires a post-test consisting of multiple-choice and true-false questions and a short essay. At the end of the course there is an additional exam and essay covering the overall course and study materials. One case study using the nutritional exam and whole food nutrition will be required as part of your final case work (download the case study template). Each of the other individual courses making up the additional hours of credit has an exam supporting each section.

Download the 5-page CCWFN Application to apply