The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) Credential establishes a new standard of professional practice for qualified health care practitioners.

The requirements to apply the IFNCP Credential are outlined as follows. Eligible persons are:

  1. Health care practitioners (i.e. RDNs, RNs, MDs, NDs, PAs, etc.)
  2. Dietetic interns and DTRs
  3. Masters or Doctorate level students in the health science/nutrition field
  4. Health coaches and other allied health care professionals – additional requirements apply

*In cases where eligibility is uncertain, the credential board will determine on a case by case basis. If you have questions about eligibility, feel free to contact us at

The educational prerequisites for the IFNCP Credential require that IFNA students matriculate through the entire training program, which includes Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 (TED) and Track 5 (CSI). IFNA does not allow “testing out” of any Tracks. Upon passing the open-book quizzes at the end of each module, eligible students may apply for the IFNCP Credential.

Annual alumni membership AND 50 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) every 5 years from those providers listed on the IFNA Preferred Provider list are required to maintain the IFNCP Credential.

For more information, please refer to the IFNCP Credential Q & A Guide.


1. Download the application/pay application fee below. Please keep in mind this application is ONLY for those who have successfully completed Tracks 1 – 5 and any other specific requirements such as mentoring hours. If you have not completed Tracks 1 – 5, please do not fill out this application, rather register for IFNA training first.

2. Email your completed application to

3. Once your application has been received and approved, we will notify you by email with a link to register for the IFNCP credential exam.

4. We typically process applications within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. If you plan to take your exam on a weekend, please be sure you have received approval by Friday @ 5 pm Eastern time, as there is limited support over the weekends.

Downloadable and fillable IFNCP Credential Exam Application:

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*Note: the 10% membership discount may not be applied towards the IFNCP Application fee.

In the case that an applicant wishes to withdraw from the IFNCP Credential Exam but has already paid the IFNCP Credential Exam fee, a refund less $50 will be refunded to the applicant within 1 week of notification of withdrawal.

Your registration for the IFNCP Application signifies that you have read and agreed to our registration policies. Please note: prices are subject to change. 

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