Showcase your expertise with the power of your CNS® credential!

You have attained the gold standard of excellence – the CNS® credential. Let the ANA help you showcase your expertise to clients, peers, other healthcare practitioners and potential employers.

Promote Yourself as a CNS®

Download “Why the CNS” Fact Sheet to save and share on your website and marketing materials. It’s a valuable tool that explains the value you bring and the differences between CNSs and RDs.

Promote Yourself as a CNS Brochure

Highlight the Rigorous CNS® Requirements

Download the 2-page “CNS brochure” that details the pathways to the CNS and the benefits of holding the credential.

Become a CNS

Download your CNS Badge within My Portal

My Portal is the entre to monitor your CNS status, download your CNS badge, pay fees, submit forms and update your contact information all within your Portal. New to our website? Join the ANA as a Member to gain Portal access. You can choose a paid or complimentary membership level!

Login to My Portal

Get Listed in the ANA Practitioner Finder

Are you looking for visibility and connections to patients or clients? The ANA’s online Practitioner Finder connects you with prospective clients, who can find you by searching by location, specialty and more. Please note, the Practitioner Finder is a benefit of ANA Professional Membership.

Have you submitted your CNS Spotlight video? We encourage you to include the link to your video within your ANA Practitioner Finder listing. You can do this my adding the link into the About Me section of your listing. If you need any assistance adding this to your listing, reach out to [email protected].

Already an ANA Member? Login to your Portal to Apply

Not an ANA Professional Member? Join today!

Check out the ANA Jobs & Internships Board

View a comprehensive list of jobs and internships for nutrition professionals.
Do you have a job or internship you would like added to the Jobs Board? If so, submit the details here.

View Jobs & Internships Board

Volunteer at the ANA

We have a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities available! Visit the My Profile section of your ANA Portal account* to modify your volunteer selections.

  • Volunteer at our Annual Conference
  • Help with Advocacy for Nutrition in Public Policy
  • Help with Student Outreach & Student Engagement
  • Video Production
  • Photography
  • Writing & Contributing Content
  • Join a Task Force, Council, or Committee
  • Become a CNS Supervisor

*Please note, all CNSs and ANA members will use My Portal to access member benefits and CNS materials. All CNSs and CNS candidates must set up a Portal account. Your username and password from the old BCNS website will NOT work. You will need to either join the ANA or sign up as a FREE Professional Associate. CNSs are NOT  required to be paid Members of the ANA to access the Portal. When joining, it is important to use the email address the BCNS has on file for you. If not, your Portal profile will not have your credential details. Once you are logged into the Portal, you can update your contact information, make certification payments, download your digital credential badge, upload BCNS forms and see your recertification date.

Watch a short tutorial for CNSs on using the Portal