- The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) is a
- tax-exempt certification agency which provides
professional training, examination and certification for health
care organizations, specialty credentialing programs and state
The Purpose of
- The Certified Clinical Nutritionist
- establishes reputable standards of
Creation of a quality examination, based on
a validated scope of practice which appropriately represents the
field of clinical nutrition.
Candidate access to the broad scope of clinical nutrition
training and a mechanism for
recertification every five years, recognizing
continued competency in the field.
- The CCN Examination Candidate must:
- 1. Satisfy the CORE Requirements
- 2. Submit
Credential Review Application and
- 3. Obtain Credential Review Approval
- 4. Complete the
Studies in Clinical Nutrition
- 5. Achieve a passing score on the written CCN Examination
The CCN Examination processes and the examination data bank are
reviewed and revised annually, in accordance with the
specifications of the Role Delineation Study.
The CNCB utilizes a criterion referenced passing point for each
section of the certification examination.
To obtain a Certificate of Completion in the field of Clinical
Candidate does not meet the minimum standard in core coursework or
Submit your Candidate Profile Page to the CNCB.
Complete the 56 hour PGSCN course to obtain a Certificate of
in the field of Clinical Nutrition through the Clinical Nutrition
Candidate will not be eligible to take the CCN Examination upon
PGSCN Certificate of Completion Only Page