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. 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 examination are designated as Diplomates of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) and are certificants of this certifying agency.