How much is the Nutrition Certification?
The cost of NASM’s Nutrition Certification is $899 full-price. NASM offers four- and 12-month payment plans available online and by phone.
How many CEUs can I earn?
You can earn 1.9 NASM CEUs with the NASM Nutrition Certification (NASM-CNC).
How soon can I start?
You can start anytime! Once you begin, you have one year to complete the course and
take the exam.
Can I do this program while working full-time?
Yes, you can complete the NASM Nutrition Certification while also working full-time. The study material is 100% online and can be accessed on a computer, or a mobile device such as a phone or tablet. The course can be completed in 6-12 weeks on average if you are studying 8-10 hours a week.
What do you mean by “unaccredited”?
The NASM Nutrition Certification is not accredited by a third-party accrediting organization.
As such, the exam is taken online from your home computer rather than at a testing facility.
What is the NASM-CNC certification renewal process?
Renewal of the Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) is required every two years through completion
of the CNC Renewal Exam. The CNC Renewal Exam will offer three exam attempts and will
have an enrollment duration of 365 days. The CNC Renewal Exam will recertify the credential
for another two years from the new completion date.
Will a certificate be mailed to me?
Once you successfully pass your exam, a digital copy of your certificate will become available
to you within 24 hours, but in most cases immediately. Within 4-6 weeks, a hardcopy
certificate will be mailed to the address you have on your NASM account.
How much time is required to complete this program?
The program is completely self-paced. Depending on how frequently you study, you could
become an NASM Nutrition Coach in about 6-12 weeks with successful passing of the exam.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer flexible payment plans when buying online or over the phone. You can choose
from four or 12 easy, 0% interest monthly payments.
Does the Nutrition Certification apply to vegan/vegetarian
and other special diets?
The program applies to all diets including vegan and vegetarian. The course content does not emphasize a “nutrition camp” or a “one-size fits all” approach to eating. Instead, it openly
discusses many ways to consume a healthy diet. The end result is that Nutrition Coaches will
be able to consider their client’s unique food preferences, religion, family and work obligations,
and cultural differences when providing nutritional guidance.