Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™

Learn about the benefits of becoming a CDSP™ and what is required to get started.

A unique credential, Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ raises the bar and delivers a new and authoritative standard in the supplement industry. The education and exam rigor establish the Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ credential as a necessity in supporting the whole of holistic health professionals. 

What is a Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™?

Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™

A Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ (CDSP™) exemplifies the educational standards, code of ethics, and practice parameters set forth by the NANP. These skilled professionals are essential to the integrity, credibility, and protection of the dietary supplement industry. CDSP™s are in high demand by the sophisticated health consumer of today, as well as the many retail and professional outlets that serve millions of health-conscious Americans. Becoming a CDSP™ is the right and responsible step toward building consumer confidence in a critical field for health.

Boost Your Career by Becoming a CDSP™

Certified Dietary Supplement Professionals™’ philosophy on dietary supplements is that well-formulated, evidence-based products can significantly contribute to the public’s health and well-being. While not a substitute for a good diet, dietary supplements represent an important spoke on the wheel of holistic health. Having this credential demonstrates that you are at the top of your game, have considerable knowledge, and have received excellent training in the use of dietary supplements.

Benefits of Becoming a CDSP™



Show others that you have met and continue to meet the educational and ethical standards required by a professional credentialing body. 



It is powerful to give consumers, the medical community, and other complementary practitioners confidence in your abilities, especially because you are aware of and conduct your business per your legal scope of service and professional conduct standards in the dietary supplement field. 



Certification documents and credentials provide validation of your educational and professional qualifications, enhancing your role in the industry and giving you a distinct advantage when advancing in your career. 


Professional Association Membership

When you pass the exam, you will be eligible for Associate Membership in the NANP professional association, gaining access to myriad benefits. Already a member? All you have to do is pass the exam to add the CDSP™ designation to your credentials.

NOTE: If you are not a Professional Member of the NANP or do not qualify for Professional Membership, be sure to consult your scope of service/practice to ensure your legal ability to recommend dietary supplements.

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About The Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ (CDSP™) Committee

The Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™ (CDSP™) Committee was established in 2020 by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), a non-profit 501c(6). It is the mission of the NANP to advocate for and empower a flourishing community of professionals dedicated to the principles of holistic nutrition.

The objective of the CDSP™ Committee is to provide a knowledge-based examination and certification to those working in clinical, retail, wholesale, and other settings where consumers seek advice regarding the effective use of dietary supplements. Through this certification, it is NANP’s goal to promote a nationally recognized, responsible, and credible body of Certified Dietary Supplement Professionals™ who serve as a knowledgeable resource for consumers, health care professionals, and the media.


What Members Are Saying

"Not only does NANP support us as Nutrition Professionals as a whole, but the community and resources that we can use in our day to day business are all there for us in one place."

~ NANP member

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