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How to Join the Clinical Nutrition Association

If you wish to be involved and updated on our news, activities and special events, please join us. Everyone is welcome!

New membership application or to renew after an absence of less than 5 years

Please fill out and email or post an application form.  Note that applications for renewal of Practitioner Membership after an absence of less than 5 years require evidence of 15 hours of continued education within the previous 12 months.

Please note that your initial membership fee is reduced if you join between January and May.  The full membership fee is payable on 1st July of each year, please see the application form for details.

Annual renewal of a continuous membership

To renew your annual membership please fill out and return this renewal form.

Accredited Member Logo

If you are a Practitioner Member of the CNA you can apply for use of the Accredited Member logo. Access the terms and conditions for the Accredited Member logo here

Our postal address:

Clinical Nutrition Association

PO Box 78440

Grey Lynn

Auckland 1245

Practitioner membership ($125 per annum)

This membership option is open only to practitioners with a minimum of 2 years tertiary education at Diploma level in Nutrition (NZQA level 6, or a similar qualification outside of New Zealand) and clinical experience in applying holistic nutrition principles in a clinical setting. See the membership form for more details on the criteria for membership.   Full membership enables:

  • Professional registration
  • Discounted CNA event registration (three events per year)
  • Use of Accredited Member Logo
  • Continued education  
  • Listing on the CNA website
  • Regular updates on CNA activities
  • Voting rights at the AGM
  • Enables participation in CNA monthly committee meetings
  • Full viewing access of our website

Examples of a practice certificate (renewed annually) and the Accredited Member Logo:



Corporate membership ($125 per annum)This membership option is open to companies wanting affiliation with a leading edge health organisation  - New Zealand's only accreditor of Clinical Nutritionists.  Corporate membership enables:

  • Linking between the CNA website and the company's website for increased traffic and web presence
  • Social media presence and connections
  • Exclusive opportunities to promote the company and its services at public and members-only events
  • Discounted CNA event registration (three events per year)
  • Presence on marketing and promotional material produced by the CNA
  • Full viewing access of our website


Student membership ($35 per annum)

CNA welcomes students who are currently undergoing training in nutrition modalities and would like to be part of a professional organisation comprised of like minded people and experienced practitioners. Becoming a student member is an excellent way to enhance understanding of the profession before starting to practice. A valid student ID is required. Student membership includes:

  • Discounted CNA event registration (three events per year)
  • Regular updates on CNA activities
  • Participation in monthly CNA meetings (no voting rights)
  • Participation in AGM (no voting rights)
  • Full viewing access of our website 


Friend of the CNA ($35 per annum)

This option is open to all members of the public who have an interest in natural health and would like to keep up-to-date with CNA activities. 

  • Discounted CNA event registration (three events per year)
  • Regular updates on CNA activities
  • Full viewing access of our website