Application, Study Guide and Required Documentation

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Board Exam Study Guide

Board Exam Study Guide

The Board Exam Study Guide is a mandatory 35-page resource material, developed by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board, that gives each applicant a thorough overview of exam qualification requirements and specific details about the preparation process.

Sections included in the Board Exam Study Guide: 

  • Section 1: Purpose of a Board Exam
  • Section 2: Eligibility Requirements for Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition
  • Section 3: Eligibility Requirements for Certified Nutrition Professional
  • Section 4: Contact Hours
  • Section 5: Application & Fees
  • Section 6: Exam Proctor Information
  • Section 7: Administration of the Exam FAQs
  • Section 8: Preparing for the Exam – Study Tips
  • Section 9: Exam Structure/Content Outline/Key Concepts/Sample Questions

PLEASE NOTE: The Study Guide is NOT an exam preparation course.

Application Fees & Required Materials 

The following documentation must accompany the Board Exam Application:

  • Application fee $129 (non-refundable)
  • Examination fee $300 
  • Signed and dated Professional Conduct Agreement (Within Application)
  • Photo or Headshot (electronic or paper submissions accepted)
  • Copy of your driver’s license
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of existing liability insurance (if in clinical practice)
  • Copy of holistic nutrition diploma(s) and/or certificate(s)
  • Copy of any professional license(s) you hold
  • Documentation of 500 hours professional experience contact hours with completed “Contact Hour Documentation Form” (Contact Hours Form will be made available immediately once the application has been submitted)
  • Official transcripts from graduating institutions (to be sent directly to the NANP/HNCB by school)
  • Letters of reference (one each: professional and personal, to be sent directly to the NANP/HNCB by the reference source)

Select from the items below to begin the application process.


Board Exam Application Fee (non-refundable)

Your email receipt will have a link to the Application Form


Board Exam Fee


Certified Nutrition Professional Processing Fee (non-refundable)

NOTE: Only applicable to those with Bachelor's degrees and above specifically in nutrition. Must pass the Board Exam to qualify.

Your email receipt will have a link to the Approval Form



Please Note: For individuals who wish to learn more about the Board Certification process before submitting an application, we suggest downloading and reading the FREE Board Exam Study Guide