PURCHASING ECREDITS AND REGISTERING FOR A WEBINAR

How do I purchase eCredits
In order to register for a webinar, whether live or on-demand, you must first purchase eCredits. You'll need 1 eCredit for a 1 hour webinar, 1.5 eCredits, for a 1.5 hour webinar, and 2 eCredits for a 2 hour webinar. You may buy exactly the number of eCredits you need to register for a course, or you may opt to take advantage of our discounted bundled rates. The more you buy, the greater the discount.

Follow these instructions to buy eCredits:

1. Login.

2. Select the Purchase eCredits option from the Continuing Education menu.

3. Enter the number of eCredits you'd like to purchase in the text fied at the bottom of the panel, and click the View Total button to see how much it will cost.

4. When you're ready to purchase, click the Purchase eCredits button. You may then enter your credit card information and purchase via our secure merchant gateway, or you may use Paypal.

How do I register for a webinar once I have the eCredits?
If you do have the eCredits available in your account, follow these instructions:

1. Login.

2. Select All Courses option from the Continuing Education menu.

3. Select the webinar you want to sign up for from the list of webinars available.

4. Click the Register With eCredit(s) button to use your CE (Continuing Education) ecredits.

The Purchase page will give you a summary of how many ecredits you have in your CE bank and how many you will have left after your purchase. For example:

"Your current number of available credits is 25. After purchase of this course, you will have 24 available credits left."

5. When registering for an on-demand (recorded) webinar from this page, click the Register button. There are no additional registration fields to fill out for on-demand webinars.

When registering for a live webinar, fill out the First Name, Last Name, and Email fields and press Register. You will be sent an email to the address you provided in the Email field with the URL to join the meeting at the scheduled date and time.
I missed the live webinar, can I still have access to the webinar recording?
Absolutely. All live webinars are recorded in their entirety and made available in on-demand (recorded) format.

When does a webinar expire?
Webinars expire 3 years from their live event date. Your access to the on-demand webinar recording, as well as the presentation slides and your certificate of completion stays in effect and is available to you for that time period.
What code should I use when recording my CPE activities in my Professional Development Portfolio?
For live webinars that you've attended, RDs should use code 171: Live Webinars and Teleseminars.

For recorded (on-demand) webinars that are within 3 years of their live date, RDs should use code 175: Recorded Pre-Approved CPE.

TRANSFERRING ECREDITS

How does the Transfer feature work?
The Transfer feature allows you to transfer any number of eCredits from your account to others. For example, if you have purchased 2 ecredits and want to give one away, you can use this feature to transfer it to another person. Once the eCredit has been transferred successfully, you'll have one eCredit left in your account and the recipient of the eCredit will have 1 eCredit as well. From the standpoint of registering for live or on-demand webinars, there is no difference between eCredits that you purchased directly or eCredits that you received from others by using the Transfer feature.

Note: eCredits are used to register for webinars in this web site. They do not apply to any other form of credit or term used other than as a means to register for and have access to webinars in DietitianCentral.com.
Why would I transfer eCredits? Why wouldn't I simply tell others to buy eCredits on their own?
You can, of course. However, keep in mind that the more eCredits you buy in one transaction, the cheaper the eCredits. Buying in bulk and then transferring the eCredits allows you to buy at discounted rates. Recipients that receive transferred eCredits can use them the same exact way as if they had purchased it themselves.
How do I know if I have any eCredits to Transfer?
You can always check the number of eCredits you have available by going to the Transaction Summary panel from the Continuing Education menu.
How do I transfer one or more of my eCredits to a recipient?
To transfer one eCredit (or 2, 3, etc.) to a recipient, please follow these steps:
  1. Login.


  2. Select My Transfers from the Continuing Education menu.


  3. You can only transfer eCredits if you have available eCredits in your account. If you do, enter the email address of the person to whom you will transfer the eCredit in the text box next to the "Step 1: Select Person" button.


  4. Click the Step 1: Select Person button.

    There are 2 possible scenarios:

    a) When the recipient IS A MEMBER of the site...

    • The Username will display below the text field.


    • Enter the number of eCredits you want to transfer to this member's account and click the "Step 2: Transfer eCredit" button.

      1) the eCredit(s) you specified will be transferred from your account, and 2) an email will be sent to the member informing him/her that he/she has received eCredits. The email will also include instructions on the process of logging in and using the eCredits to purchase webinars on the site.


    • You will see a record of this transaction on the Credit Details listings within the lower section of the same panel.


    b) When the recipient IS NOT YET A MEMBER of the site, you can make him/her a member on the fly...

    • When the person's email entered is not a member of the site, you'll see a message above the entry field in red that reads:

      "This email is not in our database. Please click the button below to add this person as a new member."

    • Enter the number of eCredits to transfer in the Number of eCredits field.

    • Click the "Add New Member" button that displays next to the email address button.

    • Enter the Real Name of the recipient of the eCredit. You also have the option of updating the Username and Password for this new member or to let the system assign a username and password to the recipient.

    • Click the Process button when you're ready. 1) a new user account will be created, 2) the eCredits you specified will be transferred from your account to the recipient's account, and 3) an email will be sent to the recipient informing him/her that he/she has received eCredits. The email will also include instructions on the process of logging in and using the eCredits to purchase webinars on the site.

    • You will see a record of this transaction on the Credit Details listings within the lower section of the same panel.

Once I transfer an eCredit, can I take it back?
You can take back a transferred eCredit, as long as the recipient has not used it yet to purchase a webinar (live or on-demand). From the Credit Details listing on the My Transfers panel, you'll see a Take Back button for each recipient row.

GROUP VIEWING

What is Group Viewing?
A group view allows you to distribute a certificate of completion to every RD participant who watches an on-demand recording or live webinar that you show. For example, you have purchased an on-demand recording of a webinar. You can then show it to other RDs or colleagues on your computer or overhead projector. Then, after the showing, you can send them each the certificate of completion for the course. The process is completely automated. You can send the certificates of completion all at once or individually.

How much does Group Viewing cost?
As with all continuing education webinars, you'll need to purchase eCredits in order to send out certificates to participants in a group view. The cost is the same as when purchasing eCredits individually. Please go to the Purchase eCredits page from the Continuing Education menu for our eCredit rates.

How do I set up a Group View?
  • Login.


  • Click Group Views from the Continuing Education menu.


  • Select a previously saved participant list webinar in your account from the drop-down menu. The page displays a list of participants to send certificates to. You can then add or remove participants from this list.

    Alternatively, you can add a list of participants on-the-fly by adding the name and email directly without saving the list.

    If you would like to save your list of participants, please click the 'Manage Participant List' button and proceed to edit, add, or remove from your list. You'll then be able to retrieve it for future use.

    NOTE: Do not enter your own name and email address since you already have access to the webinar, your certificate of completion, the recording, and all related items from the My Courses panel.


  • Select one or more webinars from the list of webinars in your account.


  • When you're ready, click the Purchase With Your eCredits button at the bottom of the panel. If you need to purchase eCredits, please go to the 'Purchase eCredits' section from the Continuing Education menu.


I just purchased a Group Viewing for X number of participants, how do I send participants their certificates of completion?
You have just set up a group viewing on the site. Now it's up to you, as the administrator, to schedule the viewing with the participants in a conference room, or any physical setting of your choice. It's up to you to determine how many times you want to show it to other participants.

The way to display a webinar is as follows.

  • For on-demand recordings, click My Courses from the Continuing Education menu. Then, select the webinar and play the recording.


  • To join a live webinar, click My Courses from the Continuing Education menu. Then, click the URL to join the webinar at the scheduled date and time. Alternatively, you can click the URL in the email invitation sent to you when you registered for the live webinar.


Once you've shown the webinar, send participants their certficate of completion by following these steps:

  • Login.


  • Click Group Views from the Continuing Education menu.


  • Select a "paid list" from the drop-down menu. All participant lists purchased are in the paid list drop-down.


  • Check the box next to the Send button to first select all participants at once and send them all a certificate of completion by clicking the Send button.

    Alternatively, you can click the Send Certificate link for each row to send the certificate of completion individually one row at a time.



In addition to receiving their certificates via email, can participants access them online?
Yes. Each participant receives an email with the Certificate of Completion as a pdf attachment. The email also lets participants know they have the option of logging in by giving them their Username and Password. They can then access the certificate of completion as well as the slides for the webinar at their convenience from the Group Views page available from the Continuing Education menu.

PROXY REGISTRATIONS (Registering Others)

What are Proxy Registrations?
Proxy Registrations allow any user to register other participants for a webinar(s) live or on-demand. The person doing the registration acts as a 'proxy' for the others and registers them.

How do I register someone using the Proxy Registration Feature?
The person doing the registration, and acting in proxy, must login and purchase the necessary number of eCredits. Then, he/she would follow these steps:

  • Login.

  • Click Proxy Registrations from the Continuing Education menu.

  • Select a previously saved participant list in your account from the drop-down menu. The page displays a list of participants to send certificates to. You can then add or remove participants from this list.

    Alternatively, you can add a list of participants on-the-fly by adding the name and email directly without saving the list.

    If you would like to save your list of participants, please click the 'Manage Participant List' button and proceed to edit, add, or remove from your list. You'll then be able to retrieve it for future use.

  • Select one or more webinars from the list of all available webinars on the site.

  • When you're ready, click the Purchase With Your eCredits button at the bottom of the panel. If you need to purchase additional eCredits, please go to the 'Purchase eCredits' section from the Continuing Education menu.

How does the person I just registered access the webinar?
Once you, as the proxy, have completed registering others following the steps above, the registrants will receive an email giving them an outline of the webinar and asking them to either Accept or Decline the registration.

You, as the proxy, also receive an email confirmation that the registrant has been sent an email to accept or decline the registration. You can also go to the Proxy Page and retrieve the paid list and display the status of the registration--that is, whether any action has been taken, or whether the registration has been accepted or declined.

NOTE: If accepted, the participant is registered for the webinar, whether live or on-demand. If declined, the unused eCredit(s) goes back to the proxy's account.