CNSlogo_finalThe Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) is the certifying body for the Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®) and the Certified Nutrition Specialist-Scholar℠ (CNS-S℠) credential. The BCNS’ mission is to foster human health through the science and practice of professional nutrition care. Certified Nutrition Specialist professionals are on the front lines battling the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease, and the BCNS supports these efforts and certifies nutrition professionals who maintain the highest standard of nutrition competence.

Learn more about becoming a CNS! Please see our CNS Brochure.


Announcing Nutrition Pro 2015: Medical Nutrition Therapy in Practice
Presented by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists

November 14, 2015 • Orlando, Florida

Discussion Topics by Experts will Include:

  • Translating Genetic Information in Nutrition Practice
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Inflammatory Health Conditions
  • Symbiotic Effects & Target Uses of Probiotics
  • Nutrigenomic Influences & Clinical Diagnostics
  • Dietary Effects on the Microbiome
  • Functional Nutrition Management of Autoimmune Disorders
  • Nutrition in Practice

Perfect for clinicians, students and individuals interested in nutrition. Learn more about Nutrition Pro 2015. (Discounts for CNSs and ACN conference attendees.)

Immediately following the American College of Nutrition’s annual conference, Translational Nutrition: Optimizing Brain Health


The Certified Nutrition Specialist® certifying program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

nccaaccreditedlogoThe BCNS’ Certified Nutrition Specialist® certifying program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. This accreditation signifies that the CNS certifying program has achieved the highest standard of professional credentialing, and attests to the knowledge, skills and professionalism of those who attain the CNS credential. Learn more.

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American College of Nutrition’s 56th Annual Conference, Nov. 11-13, 2015

Translational Nutrition: Optimizing Brain Health in Orlando, Florida at the B Resort & Spa. Visit the conference webpage to learn more about speakers, topics and more! The CNS Meet & Greet will be held as part of the conference on Friday, November 13.

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Fall Exam on November 15, 2015

The Fall CNS certification examination will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015. The application deadline for this exam is September 25, 2015. See the Upcoming Examinations page for exam locations and deadlines. Please read the Eligibility Requirements before proceeding to the Application Procedure where applications may be found. Links to both may be found on the right-hand […]

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