Medical Doctors (MD or DO)

Application Process

You now have the ability to download forms and upload completed forms directly through My Portal!
Navigate to the Forms page under Certifications and select or upload the appropriate form.

My Portal

Visit our BCNS Form Overview page for more information.

Step 1: Degree & Coursework

The required degree and coursework must be complete before submitting the application.

Curriculum Overview

Step 2: Practice Experience

MD and DO Candidates must complete the following 3 requirements to apply to sit for the examination:

  • Submit documentation of 1,000 hours of Clinical Nutrition Practice Experience; and
  • Submit 3 Personalized Nutrition Case Study Reports
Step 3: Examination

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

  • Exam Application for MD and DO

Certification Examinations for Nutrition Specialists℠ are held twice a year in June and November. The next exam will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2020.

Exam Preparation

Exam Content Outline

Candidates who pass the examination and complete the practice experience requirements will be granted the Certified Nutrition Specialist® credential.