BCNS Forms & Resources Overview


1. Practice Experience

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 

Fill out 5 (Personalized Nutrition) PN Case Study Reports and review with the Supervisor. These forms do not need to be submitted to the BCNS.

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 three PN Case Study Reports
  • Submit CE Report - 75 continuing education credits (CE) in personalized nutrition obtained in the last 5 years

For MDs or DOs

  • Submit documentation of 1000 hours of clinical nutrition practice experience 
  • Submit three PN Case Study Reports


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)


Access the Portal

You now also have the ability to access and download these same forms directly through My Portal!

  1. Log into the Portal
  2. Click on Memberships & Certifications
  3. Click on Forms. Select the form you want from the drop down menu
  4. Save the form to your computer. Fill it in
  5. Click on Upload Files and choose your document from your computer
  6. Click on Submit

CNS Exam Resources

CNS Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) Resources

CKNS Exam Resources

CNS Resources