The candidate must meet the following criteria–
Hold either a:
- Masters of Science degree in the field of nutrition or dietetics from a United States regionally accredited college or university, or its foreign equivalent; or
- Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition, dietetics, related health science or medicine, from a United States regionally accredited college or university, or its foreign equivalent; or
- Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential or licensed/certified as nutritionist/dietitian (LDN, CDN); or
- License as a healthcare practitioner in the U.S. with nutrition in legal scope of practice, including MD/DO, DC, ND, NP, PA, RN, PharmD, Doctor of Nursing or foreign equivalent.
1. Have completed all six modules of the American Nutrition Association (ANA) Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist Training course.
“Regionally accredited” means an institution that was accredited, at the time the degree was awarded, by a regional accreditation body in the United States which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
Degrees from institutions outside the U.S. must be from that country’s equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. institution and translated. Licenses from countries outside of the U.S. must be translated and have nutrition in legal scope of practice.
The candidate must achieve a passing score on the Certification Examination for Ketogenic Nutrition Specialists, offered two times per year. The exam will be held online.
The Certification Examination for Ketogenic Nutrition Specialists is designed to test the knowledge and skills acquired by those who have successfully completed the educational requirements outlined above.
The examination contains 60 multiple-choice, single answer questions, and will cover the topics as outlined below.