Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
The Next Step in Your Career
Revised CEC Policy Overview
What are Continuing Education Credits (CECs)?
Continuing Education is a means by which professionals continue to learn beyond the foundational education they earned in pursuit of their careers. Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including nutrition.
NANP Continuing Education programs are those that are in alignment with our Educational Standards:
5 Reasons Why Continuing Education is Important to Your Career
Stay on the Cutting Edge
Provide Better Support to Your Clients/Customers
Maintain Your Membership & Certifications
Experience Professional Growth
Enjoy Personal Growth
Who Needs to Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs)?
CEC Roll-Over Policy
If you exceed CEC requirements, extra CECs will roll over at renewal and be applied to the next year’s membership term. For one-year membership renewals, extra CECs that rollover will be valid for 2 (two) years from your CEC completion date. For two-year membership renewals, extra CECs that rollover will be valid for 3 (three) years from your CEC completion date.
CEC Due Date
All CECs will be due at the time of membership renewal. If a member carries a credential earned through the NANP, the additional CECs required to maintain that credential will be due at the time of membership renewal, despite having a different re-credential date.
Example for a Board Certified Member:
- If the membership renewal date is August 31; ten (10) CECs are due
- If the Board Certification renewal date is November 30; an additional five (5) CECs are due.
- All fifteen (15) CECs are due on August 31 each year
How to Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Effective September 10, 2021, we are no longer accepting category II CECs. All CECs must be Category I.