Membership Renewals

Renewals Process


The process for renewals involves two steps:

1) Submit the required documentation (as per below) to your online profile by 1st July. 

2) Pay your membership fees via your online account by 31st July.  

Adherence to these dates is vital to ensure our automated system runs smoothly and efficiently.

The membership year runs from 1 August – 31st July the following year. The CPE year runs from 1st July – 30th June the following year. The reason for the different time periods is to allow the committee time to review the CPE prior to 1st August.

After 1 August, new practising certificates are generated and sent to renewed practitioner members.

We request that all members keep their personal and business details up to date throughout the year, via their online profile.

 

Practitioner Renewals

  • The annual Practitioner Membership fee is $150.
  • To retain membership, achievement of 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points within an annual year, 1st July – 30th June is required.
  • Documentation to support your CPE needs to be submitted to your online profile by 1st July each year.  We recommend that you add CPE throughout the year as you acquire it.
  • New graduate members can submit their graduation certificate for CPE, so long as the certificate is dated within the dates we are accepting CPE from (i.e. 1st July – 30th June of the relevant year).
  • Please see below for guidance on how to achieve CPE points.
  • Late renewals and/or renewals without the required CPE will incur a $40 admin fee.

 

Student Renewals

  • The annual Student Membership fee is $50.
  • Student members are asked to confirm the name of the qualification they are studying and upload documentation as proof of their enrolment via their online profile, by 1st July each year.

 

Expired Memberships

  • Members who do not renew in time or let their membership lapse, will no longer be able to access the members area of the website and will need to contact us.
  • Practitioner members who do not renew in time or let their membership lapse, will no longer have access to membership benefits including an active online listing in the Find a Nutritionist Directory and eligibility to use the CNA or Southern Cross logos.
  • Practitioner members seeking to reactivate their membership within a year of their membership expiring will need to provide 15 CPE from within the previous 12 months and pay a $40 admin fee.  CPE applied to a late renewal, are not able to be reused for the next renewal period.
  • Practitioner members seeking to reactivate their membership after three years of their membership expiring will need to provide 15 CPE from within the previous 12 months and pay a $40 admin fee in addition to submitting a client case from within the calendar year. The client case take submission will include a full redacted client intake form plus a food and nutrition focused redacted case-take and health plan. The following July they will need to meet the Practitioner Renewals requirements, including a full 15 CPE, to continue their membership.

Continued Professional Education


Please refer to the guide below for the variety of ways in which Practitioner Members can acquire CPE points.  All CNA events count towards continued education. Attendance certificates are provided at each event, and should be added to your online profile.

Continued Education Points Credited
Attendance at CNA events
Submit attendance certificate
1 point per learning hour
Nutritional health related industry webinars, seminars, conferences, courses, functional pathology case study groups and journals with CPE offered
Submit attendance certificate with CPE value recorded on it
1 point per learning hour
Presentation of a nutrition related topic to the public or professionals
Note: Presentations must be at least 45 minutes long and include a minimum of 5 references published within the previous 10 years. Repeat presentations of the same topic/material will not gain CPE
1. Submit a referenced PDF of content and/or slides
PLUS
2. Submit a completed downloadable presentation form with verification of hours, topic and witness signature 
DOWNLOAD FORM
2 points per presentation, MAX 2 events per year
Write a referenced article or E-book
Note: Must be a minimum of 1000 words and include a minimum of 5 references published within the previous 10 years
Submit article, E-book or link to view
2 points, MAX 2 articles and/or E-books per year
Volunteer work in holistic nutrition for a community based project
Submit a completed downloadable volunteer form with verification of hours, tasks and witness signature DOWNLOAD FORM
1 point per hour, MAX 3 points per year
Business related professional development courses
Submit proof of payment or certificate of completion
2 points per year
Formal nutrition health-related studies at a Tertiary Institute (NZQA level 5+ or equivalent International Institute)
Submit proof of enrolment or qualification certificate including learning hours
1 point per learning hour
Teaching a nutrition related undergraduate or postgraduate course
Submit a completed downloadable teaching form with verification of hours, topic and witness signature DOWNLOAD FORM
5 points per year
Peer reviewed published research paper, fully referenced
Submit research paper including references
15 points
Nutritional health related book published by a reputable publishing company
Note: Must be a minimum of 150 pages, include a minimum of 30 references published within the previous 10 years and have an ISBN number
Submit proof of book
15 points
Clinically relevant practical courses
Includes first aid, mental health first aid, food production/preparation/cooking, composting, mindfulness techniques
Submit proof of payment or certificate of completion
1 point per 2 hours,
MAX 1 point per year
Providing / Receiving Mentoring
Mentors must have at least 5 years’ clinical experience and 5 years’ continuous membership with the CNA.  Complete and submit the following form with verification of hours, aspects of clinical practice/business discussed and signatures of mentor and mentee.  DOWNLOAD FORM NOTE: Mentor and mentee can both submit a copy of the same completed form.
 1/2 point per mentoring hour,
MAX 5 points per year