Frequently Asked Questions

We have assembled a number of frequently asked questions here. Our membership forms, on the Membership 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 Membership page and include supporting documents (if required). Please note that membership cannot be finalised without fee payment.
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.

3How much does it cost to join?
Annual membership fees are:
Practioner $125
Corporate $125
Student $35
4How do I renew my Practitioner Membership?
Please use the Practitioner Membership renewal application form, which can be found on our Membership page. Evidence of 15 hours of continued education is required. Please note that membership cannot be finalised without fee payment.
5What are the requirements for Continued Education?
To renew your Practitioner Membership you are required to include evidence of 15 points of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), accrued over the previous 12 months. If it has been more than 5 years since you were last registered 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 online annual membership renewal.

How to gain CPE:

Continued Education Points Credited
Attendance at CNA events
Submit attendance certificate
1 point per learning hour
Nutritional health related industry webinars, seminars, conferences, courses 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
6Do you provide indemnity insurance?
We do not offer indemnity insurance for our members.
7Do you provide mentoring?
No. The CNA does not currently have the capability to provide mentoring for new Practitioner Members.
If you're interested in developing and facilitating a mentoring programme for new Practitioner Members, please contact us via email at info@nutritionists.org.nz.