Nutrition support is a specialized practice that requires the expertise of multiple health-care professionals including physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, physician assistants, dentists, and nurses.
NBNSC's credentialing program provides a valuable addition to your professional experience and contributes to excellent care. The Certified Nutrition Support Clinician®(CNSC®) credential identifies you as a qualified nutrition support provider. It is the most widely accepted, visible nutrition support certification with recognition both nationally and internationally.
Stay up-to-date on certification activities and announcements.
Information for the CNSC Exams (Posted August 30, 2021)
Individuals interested in sitting for the CNSC exam can apply here. Dates
and application deadlines for the CNSC exams are available here.
Information about both remotely proctored and in-person testing options are
available in the candidate handbook. The
candidate handbook for the 2022 testing periods will be available later in
For additional updates, please visit the PTC site at https://ptcny.com/ptc-update-coronavirus-outbreak/.
Live Remote Proctored Exams
- Candidates should carefully read and review the FAQs
for live remote proctored exams at https://ptcny.com/remote-proctor-faqs/.
- Please be advised that it is the candidate’s
responsibility to ensure equipment and workspace meet ALL the requirements
for live remote proctoring. If a candidate makes an appointment for
live remote proctoring and is unable to test due to not meeting technical
requirements or physical requirements of the workspace, the candidate will
forfeit their examination fees and will need to follow the transfer
policies in place for the exam as listed in the candidate handbook.
- Learn more about live remotely proctored exams specific
to the ProProctor platform at https://www.prometric.com/proproctorcandidate.
- Technical support that may be required during a live
remote proctored exam can be directed to Prometric at https://ehelp.prometric.com/proproctor,
or by phone US and Canada: 800-813-6779; International:
- Questions regarding live remote proctored exam should
be directed to the PTC at [email protected].
Exams at In-Person Testing Centers
- Information on the physical testing centers is
continuously updated on the Prometric site at https://www.prometric.com/corona-virus-update.
- Prometric has actively worked with test sponsors to
determine the programs that meet criteria for essential workforce as
defined by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). For the most up-to-date list of these programs,
please click here. The CNSC examination offered by the National
Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC) is included in the list
under the grouping for Professional Testing Corporation (PTC).
- For a full list of test center policies and procedures,
please click here.
- Details on Prometric and testing site availability is
available on their website at https://www.prometric.com/corona-virus-update.
We strongly suggest that you check your local, county and state
restrictions as to what activities are allowed during this time.