Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers some frequently asked questions regarding our lifestyle coach training program. If you do not see your question on this site, please contact us.


1. Who can attend the training?

This training is open to individuals who are affiliated with organizations that have pending recognition or will apply for CDC recognition. Otherwise, there are no professional or educational requirements for becoming a Lifestyle Coach. Attendance at both full days, or three online sessions, of the training is required for successful completion of the training and receipt of a Certificate of Completion and continuing education credits.

Registration is limited due to the interactive nature of the course and the skills training necessary for certificate completion.

2. What is the registration fee for the Lifestyle Coach Training?

The registration fee is $600 for in-person training and $500 for online training.  In-person includes all printed materials, lunches, & refreshments. Payment is due before the course. Please visit our Payment Information page for details.

3. How do I pay for the training?

Please visit our Payment Information page for details on how to pay for the training.

4. How should I register for The Lifestyle Coach Training?

Use our Registration page, which is shown of the left hand side of the page.

5. Will I receive a registration confirmation?

After successfully completing the registration process, a registration confirmation email will be sent to the email that you used to register. Also, please continue to check your email for other emails from VCDPE prior to the training.

6. Where is the location of the training?

VCDPE provides lifestyle coach trainings at our main office in Charlottesville, Virginia. To find out more details of logistics for these trainings, please view our Course Schedule & Logistics  page.  We also provide trainings at distance site locations for groups.

7. Under what conditions could the training be canceled?

While canceling a training is unlikely, sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather that prevents the training from being held. In the event of a canceled training, VCDPE will make every effort to reschedule the training, or refund your registration fee. If the training is canceled, you will be contacted using the email that you used to register for the program.

8. Do I have to make my own travel arrangements?

Yes, you will need to make your own travel and hotel reservations. Please visit our Course Schedule & Logistics page to view the provided logistical details for each training.

9. Does this training offer continuing education credits?

The VCDPE Lifestyle Coach Training offers continuing education credits for registered dietitians, registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, and other health professionals through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). You will receive 12.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) from AND for the in-person training and 6.0 CPEUs for the online training. More information about obtaining credit will be given at the training.

10. What materials will I receive at the training?

You will receive:

  • Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide (from the Prevent T2 curriculum)
  • DPP Program Participant Guide (from the Prevent T2 curriculum)
  • A copy of the PowerPoint slides that are used for the training
  • Additional Resources

In addition, at the training you will receive information about the technical assistance opportunities that we offer.

11. Will food be provided during the in-person training?

Lunch and refreshments (coffee, tea, water, light snacks) will be provided. If you need a full breakfast, please eat before coming to the training.

12. What should I bring to the training?

Please bring a pen or pencil and we will provide all other training-related materials. Also be ready to learn!

13. What should I wear to the training?

Recommended dress is business casual, but be comfortable!