Did you read Part 1 of this 3-part article published in The Villager on January 19, 2023? If you have, you know that healthcare and disease management professionals from all disciplines have become CCNs, from MDs, CCNs to DCs, CCNs, and so on… as well as those with PhDs. in Clinical Nutrition, like me.
In Part 1, I shared the origin, role, and value of board-certified clinical nutritionists (CCNs). In this Part 2, I will introduce the Clinical Nutrition Certification Committee [CNCB.org] and the International Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN.org) and in Part 3, I will outline the CNCB requirements for applying for the Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) exam, for those interested in joining the #1 healthcare profession in restoring health and preventing disease.
The CNCB (founded 1991) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) certification agency that provides professional training, exams, and board certifications to Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCNs), just like the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB Est. 1912) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME Est. 1915) provide licenses for physicians, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Est. 1969) provides registration for Dietitians. The scope of practice CCN has become a legal standard for conduct in the practice of clinical nutrition.
The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) provides postgraduate education and continuing education units (CEUs) for CCNs. I am honored to serve on the IAACN Board of Directors [IAACN.org]. Their quality continuing education is also mandated annually by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, the Texas Chiropractic College, education review systems, various state agencies and professional associations.
As indicated in Part 1, the value of the CCN has become so essential and mainstream that just 11 years after the CNCB provided the first Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) exam (1991) and 95 years (1917) after being known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the ADA changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Whilst also trained in Dietetics, the Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) profession includes physicians and healthcare professionals of all specialties who have taken and passed the CCN exam, while the AND qualifications to become a Registered Dietitian are exclusive to Dietitians, with the minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree in dietetics[OurdiverseeducationaltrainingmayaccountforDietitiansbecomingBoardCertifiedClinicalNutritionists(CCN)also[[Lanostradiversaformazioneeducativapuòfarsìcheidietistidiventinoanchenutrizionisticlinicicertificatidalconsiglio(CCN)[ OurdiverseeducationaltrainingmayaccountforDietitiansbecomingBoardCertifiedClinicalNutritionists(CCN)also
In Part 3, I will provide the Board of Clinical Nutrition Certification (CNCB) postgraduate grades and requirements to become a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), which among other things includes recertification by exam.
The CCN profession is the only healthcare profession whose professional certification, license or registration fee includes review in its renewal criteria. In other words, the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) renewal criteria require recertification by review every five years; thereby, demonstrating to the public that CCNs are up to date on the latest clinical nutrition and related research in their profession.
Renewal by review is a requirement, I am confident, that the public would appreciate across all professional renewal criteria. To date, having passed my first CCN exam in 1991, I have successfully passed all six exams with high scores as of 2021, with my next recertification exam scheduled for 2026.
You can get a scientific evaluation of your biochemistry, such as a Clinical Nutritional Analysis of Laboratory Reports from tests of your blood, urine, hair, saliva, stool and/or genetics, to identify: 1) earlier stages in the degenerative disease processes occurring in your body, as discussed in Part 1, AND 2) the specific whole foods diet and therapeutic food/plant based supplements that contain the nutrients your body needs to restore and maintain healthy optimal… calling me at (940) 761-4045, registering for a free initial consultation on my website, www.AdvancedClinicalNutrition.com, OR calling IAACN.org at (972) 407-9089 to locate a CCN near you.
Dr. Smith’s articles, published in The Villager since March 2021, are available on her Menu website, titled Education/Villager Publications. Dr. Smith is the owner of ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION (Est. 1981) in Wichita Falls, Texas, with customers in 37 US states and seven international countries. Since he opened his business, he has continued to have a track record of over 90% success in helping his clients improve their health, and he can help you too, no matter where you live.
Information for Food and Bioenergetics Education only and not for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition or disease.