Certificate of Training (COT) in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

Become an authority in Functional Nutrition!

All New Program Structure!

Course content now offered in 9 content-rich modules registered for separately or as a bundle with special savings.

Learn more about topics of your choice or complete all modules to earn your Functional Medicine Nutrition Specialist Certification (cFMNS) and be recognized as a Functional Nutrition authority!

Note:  Our new course structure combines all topics from both previous courses, COT and Advanced IFMNT – all content is now in one. A separate advanced course remains only for those who took COT previously, who want to continue to complete their studies and earn their credential.

COT training provides 218 CPEs. Credentialing requires additional 12 CPE of Grand Rounds case review. All totaled, our program offers over 240 pre-approved CPEs for RDNs! (Others should inquire with their credentialing board).

Qualification to Register: This training is exclusively for RDNs, dietetic Interns and nutritionists with a 4 years degree or a 2 year masters degree who are qualified to practice medical nutrition therapy in their state of residence. Note: Interns must have completed their internship and have become credentialed before they will be qualified to sit for the certification exam with this training. Others who qualify would be medical practitioners with nutrition in their scope of practice (MD, DO, DC, Pharm D, RN, ND, Nurse Practitioners, DDS, etc) – this may depend on state statues.

Live webinars are also recorded offering flexibility of learning options. Join in any time!

First Module recently completed live, now available as a recorded series – can be taken concurrently with live module 2.  (Check out our combo module special) Register NOW

* Prerequisite: Introduction to IFMNT 7-session series (or opt-out exam) – contact us for more info.

Full Course Registration Option:

Pre-register for all 9 Modules and save BIG with our BUNDLE SPECIAL!

Pay-as-you-go Option

See Module 1 and 2 Details Below 

Save 10% on individual module registration with NLFN Membership. Not an NLFN member yet? learn more here…

Certificate of Training (COT) in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

To practice most responsibly and with the highest level of confidence, you’ll need the deepest coverage of core IFMNT topics. Join pioneer and leading expert, Susan Allen–Evenson, RDN, CCN, FMNS and several noted guest expert presenters for the most comprehensive IFMNT training that exists today!

This training is different! Since our courses are held mostly as live and interactive webinars, our content is consistently updated and expanded. Research is continually reviewed and that means our training is evidenced-based, cutting-edge and hot off the press. Live training also offers the benefit of on-the-spot interaction for Q &A and continual clarification of learning as content is delivered and most applicable. Even if you only take the course as a recorded series, you get the benefit of the live interaction that was had and you can always ask additional questions in the private class forum.

You won’t get lost in the crowd here! Class size is kept smaller on purpose to ensure everyone in the course gets personalized attention throughout their learning process.

Not just book learning, but a rich display of the practical application of IFMNT. Susan Allen-Evenson brings a keen element of mentoring with her 28 years of clinical experience and IFMNT know-how. It’s almost like you’re in the clinic with her getting first-hand experience!  One main instructor provides cohesiveness of your learning journey. Expert guest instructors round out the learning.

Through 9 modules of learning, course participants will take a deep dive into the world of Functional Nutrition, identifying root causes of health problems and addressing strategies to support renewed and optimal health. This certification course (certification optional) begins with an in-depth coverage of the Nutrition Assessment process. Keeping with the comprehensive nature of this course, an array of topics are covered, for example: Nutrients/Supplements, Diet and Culinary strategies, Cognition/Brain Health, Detoxification, Gastrointestinal/Gut-Brain, CardioMetabolic, Endocrine, and of course, a coverage of practice strategies for success.

Woven in among these topics are threads of genomic application, therapeutic diets, and functional medicine labs. Case studies throughout will provide examples of practice application of assessment and individualized recommendations strategic to each unique patient.

Each module will include loads of handouts (many customizable), practice tools, access to research, and many modules will include optional further reading, as well as bonus recordings of additional content!

While, technically, modules may be taken in any order, we highly recommend you begin with module one. Progress through remaining modules in order, or as it best fits into your schedule. Once modules are recorded, registration remains open for the recorded version until another live session begins. This will allow a fast-track experience (taking more than one module at a time). Starting in 2021, two new live series will be offered yearly. Each full certification live module cycle is expected to take approximately 24 months, though fast-track options eventually offered can shorten this time considerably. Completing all required training within 36 months is required to sit for the certification exam. A case study write-up will also be required for successful completion of the certification process.

9 Modules totaling at least 218 CPEs!

Module 1: The Functional Nutrition (FN) Assessment  (20 CPEs) Previously recorded series now open for registration! 

Module 2: Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis  (25 CPEs)  Begins September 29th – Register today! 

Module 3: MicroNutrients / Dietary Supplements  (26 CPEs) Next session begins January 2021 – Registration open soon!

Module 4: Gastrointestinal Health / Autoimmune (28 CPEs) Coming in 2021. Fast-track option begins December 2020 – Registration open soon!

Module 5: Detoxification (21 CPEs) Coming in 2021!

Module 6: CardioMetabolic (18 CPEs) Coming in 2021!

Module 7: Thyroid / Adrenal / Biofield Therapies (20 CPEs) Coming in April 2021!

Module 8: Cognition and Brain Health, including mood, behavioral, and eating disorders (27 CPEs)

Module 9: Hormone Health / Cancer (32 CPEs)

Cross-over Events and/or Bonus Training: Course openings will vary – check back for dates

Business and Practice Strategies for Success! (8 CPEs)

Functional Nutrition Grand Rounds (case study review) (12-24 CPEs)

Functional Nutrition Culinary Essentials (8 CPEs)

Culinary Biochemistry – Advanced Application in Functional Nutrition (14 CPEs) 


  • Modules as they are delivered live, may overlap to allow for faster matriculation though the training.
  • CPE hours are approximate as adjustments are made for live content delivery
  • All modules taught by Susan Allen-Evenson and occasional guest expert instructors

Sessions Recorded:

All live sessions are also recorded for review continually throughout the course and for an additional 4 months after module concludes. Registrations for a recorded series offer 6 months of access to recording. All Slides, handouts and CPE certificates are yours to download and retain permanently. No worries if you join in late or miss a live session. Recordings are perfect for those not able to participate in live training or for those who register for the course after it’s given live.

Private Class Forum

Private course networking forum gives an opportunity for networking and for Q & A between sessions. No one ever misses a thing!


Completion of all 9 modules (including self-study quizzes), required cross-over events and bonus training, and successfully passing associated quizzes qualifies you to advance to the certification process. Successful passage of the exam and submission of a written case study adequately demonstrating your knowledge of the IFMNT will be required to earn the cFMNS credential which designates your advanced certification in the specialty.


Individual module registrants who qualify for the certification exam process, will have 4 months to complete upon completion of all course modules. Those wishing to become certified must complete all course modules within a 3-year time-frame from commencing the course. (separate exam fee required). A Full course review period will be available for purchase at the end of our full program. Certification optional, CPE is earned regardless.


Full course bundle registrants will enjoy complimentary access to the entire course uninterpreted for as long as 3 years from registration. The Certification examination process must be completed during this 3-yr period as well.  Certification optional, CPE is earned regardless.