ICNSC Certification

IAPEN Credits for Qualified ICNSC Candidates

After successful completion of the examination, if the candidate has IAPEN life membership, then IAPEN will directly issue "IAPEN Certified Expert Clinical Nutritionist" or "IAPEN Certified Expert Nutrition Support Clinician" after signing one agreement.

The agreement contains the rules and regulations for holding the expert certificate issued by IAPEN. Expert certification has to be renewed every two years after earning 25 credits. The credits are similar to CME credits issued by Medical Council of India. These credits can be earned by attending conferences, seminars, writing online examinations, completing online international ESPEN modules or ASPEN modules or publication in IAPEN journals, development of modules or public health services etc.

Download the agreement for more details.

Rules and Regulations

There are no specific rules and regulations for issue of IAPEN Credits.

Publication in journal (Pubmed Indexed Journals or IAPEN Journals or PEN Society Journals): 10 Credits

Publication in any journal: 1 Credit

Writing Book: 25 Credits

Reading Books : 2 Credits (Will be issued by IAPEN after writing an online open book quiz on the specific book).

Reading Journal Article : 0.0625 Credit (Will be issued by IAPEN after writing an online open book quiz).

Attending Workshop (Credits will be issued after writing an online open book quiz)

Half day or 1 Days : 1 Credit

3 Days : 2 Credits

>4 Days : 3 Credits

Attending Conference (National/International) (Credits will be issued after writing an online open book quiz)

One Talk: 0.5 Credits

Attneding Seminar (National/International)(Credits will be issued after writing an online open book quiz)

One Talk: 0.5 Credits

Any other activity (Credits will be issued after writing an online open book quiz)

One Activity: 0.5 Credits

For more information email to info@iapen.co.in

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have computer, can I answer using mobile?

Yes, the answers can be mailed to info@iapen.co.in or can also be sent via SMS or What's App

I attended the workshop or conference or seminar, What's Next?

Email the title of the activity and place to info@iapen.co.in and wait for questions. We will do the internal search and contact the organizers and prepare question paper and mail and issue the credits.

Syllabus for the open book test?

Always take a note of important points covered in the lecture to answer the question.

I have read 10 journal manucripts or read one interesting book?

Send the manuscript to info@iapen.co.in or mail the title of book and wait for questions.

How much time, I have to wait for questions after submitting required information?

Usually it will take two working days for sending the questions excluding Government Holidays and Saturday and Sunday.

How will I know the credits?

Credit points will be added to your IAPEN life membership account.

Any examination fee is present?

Yes, INR 250 per one online open book test. We suggest members to write test for more credit points.