The next CNS Certification Exam will be held December 10-14, 2022, the application deadline has passed.
The 2023 CNS exams will be held June 10-14, 2023 (application deadline is April 14, 2023) and December 9-13, 2023 (application deadline is October 27, 2023).
Please see Become a CNS for details.
The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ (BCNS℠) was established in 1993 and administers the advanced certification for personalized nutrition practitioners: Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®).
We Set Robust Standards for the Practice of Personalized Nutrition:
- Our certifying board, the Board for Certification of Nutrition SpecialistsSM (BCNSSM), sets the standard for advanced personalized nutrition practitioners via our Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®) credential.
- We certify practitioners in specialty areas of advanced personalized nutrition.
- We designate as Fellows those who have distinguished themselves in the area of nutrition science and research.
- We partner with universities to instill curriculum standards that equip the next generation of nutrition professionals.