Keeping Your License or Certification Current
Your license must be renewed annually. Renewal of license is contingent upon maintenance of 100 counseling/training hours per year and proof of three continued education credits in current issues in sports nutrition every two years.
Primary License Renewal: Correspondence continuing education (CEC) courses are provided by the following institutions:
- 1. ContinuingEducation.com – http://www.continuingeducation.com/fitness – In order to meet your renewal requirements through this CEC provider, plan to complete one of the courses for fitness and health professionals within the next year. (3 CEC's per course).
- 2. DSW Fitness – www.dswfitness.com – In order to meet your renewal requirements through this CEC provider, choose courses within the next year totaling 3 CEC's. You may take any course listed in their online catalog as long as they are relevant, contemporary topics related to sports nutrition counseling.
- 3. ** New courses or courses not from the above NASN Approved providers must be verified acceptable by the NASN. The review process includes submission of course curriculum, objectives and exam. CEC value will be judged on course depth, seminar time and/or estimated study hours to complete the course. Completion of other courses must be verified through the NASN. Please contact the NASN if you have questions about new courses or course providers.
- 4. ** Your counseling hours must be verified through your licensing instructor. Verification is accomplished in writing by your immediate supervisor or through client records if in private practice.
For Personal Trainer Renewal, you only have to renwew your certificates before the time indicated on your certificate with the gold seal.
2 year certification – 3 CECs
3 year certification – 6 CECs
4 year certification – 6 CECs
For Master License Renewal, as well as Licensing Instructor Renewal, please contact the National Association of Sports Nutrition directly.