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 using this feature. 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 on 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 access 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 transfers 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.

      What will happen is that 1) the eCredits you specified will be transferred from the member's 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. What will happen is that 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?
Yes. 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 which you can use to take back the eCredits from the recipient.

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 from any physical location. For example, you have purchased an on-demand recording of a webinar. You can let your RD colleagues know you're going to be showing this on a particular day and you'll all watch it together. With the Group View functionality, you can set up the list of participants to receive a certificate of completion after the showing has taken place. The process of sending certificates is completely automated. You can send the certificates of completion all at once or individually.

How much does Group Viewing cost?
Each certificate of completion distributed costs $10 for 1 eCredit, $15 for 1.5 eCredits, and $20 for 2 eCredits.

How does Group Viewing differ from purchasing eCredits or transferring eCredits?
In general, Group Viewing is cheaper than purchasing or transferring eCredits at standard prices. However, while a recipient of a Certificate of Completion from a Group View will also have access to the slides, he/she does not have independent access to the webinar recording. The webinar recording is available only from the person who purchased the group view package originally.

How do I purchase a Group View?
In simple terms, what you are paying for when you purchase a Group View are the certificates of completion for each RD that will attend the showing of a webinar that you have in your account. The steps are as follows:

  • Login.


  • Click Group Views from the Continuing Education menu.


  • Select a webinar in your account from the drop-down menu.


  • Enter the name and email address of each RD participant in the list provided. Click the Add New Row button to add each participant's information and create your list.

    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.


  • Notice your running tab (Total Purchase) in red text on the bottom of the panel as you add each participant.


  • It is always a good idea to save your "unpaid list" before you make your purchase. This way you can always come back to it and add or remove from the list. Click the "Save Unpaid List" button and enter a list name and description, e.g., "Nov 21 Showing."


  • When you're ready, click the Purchase List for Group Viewing button at the bottom of the panel. The system will walk you through our secure payment process.


I just purchased a Group Viewing for X number of participants, what are the next steps?
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.


We've had the group view, how do I send the certificates of completion in my paid list to those that attended?
To send each of the participants in your paid list a certficate of completion, follow these steps:

  • Login.


  • Click Group Views from the Continuing Education menu.


  • Select a "paid list" from the drop-down menu in the Group View as Administrator panel.


  • 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 that you want to receive the certificate of completion individually.