The American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN) is a certifying agency in nutrition. The ACBN is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The ACBN is the first and currently only certifying agency in nutrition to offer Diplomate status to all professionals in the health care field, beyond the doctorate level in the United States and Internationally. Certificants of the ACBN hold the distinction of Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN).
Founded in 1986 the ACBN is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements for certification.
The ACBN received NCCA accreditation of its DACBN program by submitting an application demonstrating the program’s compliance with NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellent (ICE). Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry.
NCCA accredited programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, emergency technicians, respiratory therapists and more. Of ICE’s 384 member certifying agencies, 67 have accredited programs. NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize organizations which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.
The ACBN accepts all professionals beyond the doctorate level who qualify, without discrimination, to sit for the nutrition examination. Professionals who successfully pass the two part examination are designated as Diplomates of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) and are certificants of this certifying agency.
For further information about the ACBN, or if you are interested in sitting for the ACBN examination, its requirements or certificants call Dr. Arthur Fierro at toll free (877) 434-2495.