Frequently Asked Questions - Nutritional Genomics Training Program

Where can I access more detailed information about the Nutritional Genomics Training program?

See the Program Overview.

How long will it take to complete the program?

It’s estimated to take 48 hours to complete required learning materials. You will have 4 months to complete all 5 modules.

Are there time restrictions for registration or course completion?

The program offers open enrollment and can be started at any time. Once you register, you will have 6 months to complete the Nutritional Genomics Training program. At the end of 6 months, you will not have access to the program materials.

I’m unable to fund the program all at once. Are there any payment plan options?

Unfortunately, this option is not available. Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to all materials. Because we don’t have the ability to issue partial access to the course, there are no options other than to pay for the course in full.

What background is recommended for this program?

The Nutritional Genomics Training program is intended for individuals who have a strong background in nutrition assessment, nutrition therapy, and biochemistry. It’s designed for nutritionists and other licensed health care professionals who have nutrition in their legal scope of practice.

Can I earn continuing education credits for this program?

The American Nutrition Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Nutrition Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists designates this activity for a maximum of 48 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) designate this activity for a maximum of 47.8 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for Registered dietitians (RDs) and Registered Dietetic Technicians (DTRs).

Do I automatically receive a certification once I complete the Nutritional Genomics program?

No. You will receive a certificate of completion for the training program, but this is not the same as a certification. Upon successful completion of the Nutritional Genomics Training program, you will be eligible to apply for a certification through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS℠), which is separate from the American Nutrition Association (ANA). More details will be provided soon.

How do I contact someone about these programs?

If you need additional information about the Nutritional Genomics Training program, please email us at

To learn more about specialty certifications email us at

Do you permit refunds or transfers to another course or individual?

No, there are no refunds issued, and we're unable to transfer funds or credits to another course or individual.

How do I register for an ANA Training Program?

You will need to login to the ANA Portal to register for any ANA Training Program. To gain ANA Portal access, you will need to either join the ANA or sign up as a FREE Professional Associate. You are NOT required to be a paid Member of the ANA to access the Portal.

Once you are logged into the ANA Portal:

  1. Visit the Memberships, Certifications & Trainings tab
  2. Select the blue Enroll in a Training Program link
  3. Select the training course from the drop down list
  4. You will then be automatically directed to a secure Stripe payment page
  5. After the payment is processed, you will see a thank you screen acknowledging confirmation of payment. Please note, a Stripe receipt will be automatically sent to your email address. The receipt will not have your access instructions for the training program.

I forgot my ANA Portal password. What do I do?

  1. Visit the Portal login page and select “Forgot Password. Or you can access the link directly HERE.
  2. Enter your username which is the email address associated with your ANA Membership account.
  3. Check your email and follow the prompts in the email. If you do not see an email, please check your spam folder. Still not seeing the email, please reach out to

Once I have paid for a Training Program within the ANA Portal, how do I access the course materials?

You will receive a welcome email within one one business day of registering for an ANA Training Program. This welcome email will provide you with the access information for the training program which is housed in our Learning Management System. You will NOT access any of the training program materials from within the ANA Portal.

I didn’t receive a welcome email after I enrolled in the training program. Can you help me?

You will receive your welcome email within one business day of registering for an ANA Training Program within the ANA Portal. Please be sure to check your email spam folder for an email from If you’re unable to locate it, please email us and a new welcome email will be sent to you.