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
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.