BCNS Forms & Resources Overview



  1. Log into the Portal (UN is your email address)
  2. Click on Memberships, Certifications & Trainings
  3. Click on Forms.
  4. On the left side, select the form you will be submitting from the drop down menu
  5. On the right side, click on Upload Files and choose your document from your computer
  6. Click Submit
  7. Repeat these steps for all application documents
  8. You will see a list at the top of the page of all documents you have submitted

If you do not have a portal account, here are instructions to create one:

  1. Go to
  2. Decide which type of ANA Memberships you want- FREE Professional Associate, $120 Professional or $40 Student
  3. Click "Sign Up" or "Join Now"
  4. Fill in the required information
  5. Pay ONLY if you chose $120 Professional or $40 Student - YOU CAN SIGN UP as a FREE Professional Associate IF YOU PREFER
  6. Click Submit

Checklists for all Candidates- Please be sure to review this FIRST before starting the application process.

Checklist for Nutrition Professionals

Checklist for MDs / DOs

Checklist for RDs

Checklist for NDs


1. Practice Experience

 Each CNS pathway requires that the candidate incorporates both the Personalized Nutrition (PN) Case Data Collection in their practice experience.  Please see complete instructions, templates and videos here.

For Nutritionists & Healthcare Pros

We recommend that candidates begin their supervised practice experience prior to sitting for the exam. Our data shows that candidates who have begun their practice experience score higher on their exam.

  • Submit Supervisor Approval Application - New supervisors* must complete this application and return it and their resume/CV to the candidate for submission through My Portal.
  • Submit Supervisor Approval Application Addendum - Pre-approved supervisors must complete this one page addendum for each new candidate and return it to the candidate for submission through My Portal.

    *All supervisors must be approved by the BCNS 

Use the Personalized Nutrition PN Case Data Collection report with all clients and review them regularly with the Supervisor. These forms do not need to be submitted to the BCNS. Use ONE as a final project to discuss with the Supervisor.

Upon completion of the Supervised Practice Experience, the following forms must be submitted:

For RDs

  • Submit documentation of completion of dietetic internship (RD registration will fulfill this requirement)
  • Submit one PN Case Data Collection
  • Submit CE Report - 75 continuing education credits (CE) in personalized nutrition obtained in the last 5 years

For MDs or DOs

2. Examination

Once you have completed your Eligibility Requirements (Degree and Coursework) Complete the Exam Application

For Nutritionists & Healthcare Pros

For RDs

For MDs or DOs

All Candidates

If applicable, please also complete:

Current Certificants

Current CNSs

Current CKNSs

  • CKNS Recertification Application (not available)


CNS Exam Resources

CNS Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) Resources

CKNS Exam Resources

CNGS Exam Resources

CPN-P Resources

CNS Resources