Becoming a Registered Associate Nutritionist by Portfolio Entry
Covid-19 notice:

We are continuing as normal with applications to join and re-join the Register. Most individuals shouldn’t notice any interruption to our services, but with AfN staff working from home, there may be minor delays to our processing, which we will do our very best to keep to a minimum.

How to Apply:

  Read the Guidance Notes for Application for Registered Associate Nutritionist via Portfolio before completing your application form

  Read the Competency Requirements Registered Associate Nutritionist

  Read the AfN Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance


Complete the following:
Application For Registered Associate Nutritionist via Portfolio  
Competency Mapping Form (Part A)  

  Return completed application form, mapping form, portfolio of evidence, a certified copy of your photographic identification and degree certificate/transcript, and payment, to Association for Nutrition.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, like many of you, our staff are working remotely in accordance with government advice. Therefore during this time, please submit your application form and accompanying documents electronically to: 

If your files are too large to send in a single email, please either try creating a Zip folder to reduce file size or alternatively use a file transfer service such as Google drive or WeTransfer. Please do not send multiple emails. 

Please ensure you have attached the correct amount of postage for the weight and size of your envelope as failure to do so will unfortunately result in Royal Mail not being able to deliver your application to the office (remember an envelope larger than A5 and thicker than 4/5 sheets of paper is classed as a Large Letter by Royal Mail). You do not need to send your application special or recorded delivery, but having it weighed at a post office can ensure the correct postage has been applied. 

The evidence portion of ANutr Portfolios must not exceed 20 pages of A4 (these can however be printed double sided - i.e. equalling a max 40 sides).

Please do not present your application and evidence in individual plastic pockets/wallets and/or within ring binders.

Please inform your referees of your application, as we will contact them shortly after receipt of your application and will not be able to send your portfolio to an assessor until both your references have been received and all other documentation has been confirmed as enclosed (certified ID, CV, supporting statement, mapping form A, accompanying evidence & application fee).

ID and Degree Certificates/Transcripts can be certified as true copies of the original documents by any individual of professional standing, providing they are not related to you, do not live at the same address as yourself and is not a close personal friend.

If you need further help, please see our FAQ or email


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