Endorsed CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the combination of learning activities through which registrants maintain and extend their knowledge and skills in order to remain safe to practise. For Registered Associate Nutritionists it is an essential part of their progress towards Registered Nutritionist status.

AfN endorses CPD learning activities provided by other organisations to enhance the competence of nutritionists, using content that is clearly referenced to scientific evidence and/or professional practice. AfN Endorsed CPD is delivered by a wide range of providers in an even wider range of formats. And all AfN Endorsed CPD has been evaluated against our Standards of Endorsement, so it carries the good name and industry respect of AfN.

AfN Endorsed CPD Learning Activities

AfN endorses high quality CPD learning activities run by other organisations, which are clearly focused on developing the skills and competence of Registered Nutritionists, using content that is clearly referenced to scientific evidence and/or professional practice. AfN endorsed CPD may be provided by universities, not for profit organisations, professional bodies, colleges, publishers, commercial companies, consultancies, charities or individuals.

AfN CPD endorsement carries the good name and industry respect of AfN. We regularly appraise our standards and processes so you can be sure AfN endorsement reflects current best practice. We also conduct quality assurance checks to ensure that AfN CPD providers maintain their high standards.

As the voluntary regulator AfN uses its experience and expertise to help CPD providers engage with Registered Nutritionists. Our team of assessors, all Registered Nutritionists with expertise in their specialist areas, evaluate learning materials and objectives against our Standards of Endorsement. If a learning activity meets our standards, we will endorse it as an AfN CPD learning activity and promote it to our registrants. All AfN endorsed CPD carries our unique, numbered logo.

Please note: AfN Endorsed CPD is predominately aimed towards improving or updating the knowledge of individuals who have already completed a degree in nutrition.

Completion/Attendance of an AfN Endorsed CPD does not make an individual eligible for UKVRN registration as either a Registered Associate Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist, although they can be used as pieces of evidence of CPD within a portfolio.