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Becoming Board Certified

Becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

The educational standards, code of ethics, and practice parameters set by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB), are essential to the integrity, credibility and protection of the holistic nutrition profession; they are also demanded by the sophisticated health consumer of today. National board certification is a responsible first step toward building consumer confidence and gaining wider acceptance among other credentialed health professionals.

Upon successful passage of the Exam, you will be given a certificate officially recognizing you as, “Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®”. Please use this in conjunction with the certification or degree granted to you by your school of nutrition study.

Example, a graduate of a program granting certification as a “Nutrition Consultant”, who also has a Master’s degree, would use their designations as such:

Holly Berry, MS, Nutrition Consultant
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

NOTE: Before using any title, please check the laws in your state. Use of the titles “nutritionist” and “nutrition counselor” are legislated in some states. To prevent from misusing the title, please check your state laws governing the practice of nutrition.

It is also important that you become familiar with your state’s health freedom legislation. An increasing number of states have laws that protect the rights of consumers to choose their health providers and provide guidelines for the legal practice of complementary and alternative health professionals.

Maintaining Board Certification

You will not need to sit for the exam again. However, you will be required to document the following every two (2) years to renew and maintain your board certification:

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