Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)

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Human Clinical Nutrition

Are You Qualified?

(Core Academic Requirements)

PGSCN Application Process

PGSCN Online Program

CCN Online Exam Registration

CCN Recertification

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Code of Professional Ethics

Board Of Directors

Scientific Studies Council


International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN)


2016 Scientific Symposium

The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
tax-exempt certification agency which provides professional training, examination and certification for health care organizations, specialty credentialing programs and state license/certification examinations.

The Purpose of Certification

The Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) Examination
establishes reputable standards of excellence.    

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 College Transcripts
 3. Obtain Credential Review Approval
           4. Complete the Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition                
            Program (PGSCN)™
 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 Nutrition ONLY:

Candidate does not meet the minimum standard in core coursework or degree(s).     


Submit your Candidate Profile Page to the CNCB.

Complete the 56 hour PGSCN course to obtain a Certificate of Completion

in the field of Clinical Nutrition through the Clinical Nutrition Certification



Candidate will not be eligible to take the CCN Examination upon completion.

PGSCN Certificate of Completion Only Page



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