Frequently Asked Questions

We have assembled a number of frequently asked questions here. Our membership forms, on the Join page, also contain information that you may find helpful. If you have a question that we have not been able to answer please contact us via the Contact page.

1How do I join the CNA?
Complete an online application form on the Join page and include supporting documents (if required). Please note that membership cannot be finalised without fee payment.
Pay the membership fee via internet banking using our Kiwibank account 38-9009-0508274-00. In the “your details” section please include your initials and surname as the reference.
2Do you accept international qualifications for Practitioner Membership?

Practitioner Member applicants with international qualifications are reviewed by the CNA Committee on a case-by-case basis.

In these instances, applicants are advised to submit their application for Practitioner Membership and pay the application fee. If the application is not accepted, applicants will be refunded the fee minus any cost for reimbursement.

3How much does it cost to join?
Annual membership fees are:
Practioner $125
Corporate $125
Student $35
Friend of the CNA $35
4How do I renew my Practitioner Membership?
Please use the Practitioner Membership renewal application form, which can be found at the bottom of the Join page. Evidence of 15 hours of continued education is required. Please note that membership cannot be finalised without fee payment.
Pay your membership fee via internet banking using our Kiwibank account 38-9009-0508274-00. In the “your details” section please include your initials and surname as the reference.
5What are the requirements for continued education?
To renew your Practitioner Membership you are required to include evidence of 15 hours of continued education, accrued over the previous 12 months. If it has been more than 5 years since you were last register with the CNA please contact us via the Contact page to discuss your renewal options.
All CNA events count towards continued education. Attendance certificates are provided at each event, and should be retained for inclusion with your annual membership renewal form.
Industry run seminars are likely to be accepted, such as those by BioCeuticals, Pacific Health, and Metagenics, as well as those run by Wellpark College of natural therapies, and the Nutrition Foundation.
Additional guidance:

Continued Education Time Credited
Participation on CNA committee 15 hours
Attendance at CNA and other health related industry seminars (as per existing guidelines) Hours as per attendance certificates (max 3 per seminar)
Presenting a health related topic to the public Hours per presentation (max 2 per presentation)
Mentoring a nutrition graduate 2 hours
Post graduate education (1 term minimum)* 5 hours
Writing a health related book or published research paper/article 5 hours
*Relevant Coursera courses may also be considered. This is at the discretion of the committee
6Do you provide indemnity insurance?
We do not currently offer indemnity insurance for our members.
If you provide body therapies, such as massage, in addition to nutritional and lifestyle guidance you will need to be insured, otherwise your clients are covered by ACC for any harm they experience from the advice you provide.
Please contact the ACC for more information on practitioner liability.
7Do you provide mentoring?
We are currently developing a mentoring programme.
If you are interested in mentoring a new Practitioner Member please email info@nutritionists.org.nz, attention Shona Wilkinson.