Transfer from ANutr to RNutr
If you are a Registered Associate Nutritionist with approximately three plus years professional experience in nutrition, then you should look at starting to put together your application to become a Registered Nutritionist.
How to apply for transfer as a currently Registered Associate Nutritionist
All guidance documents and the online application can be found below.
Your transfer application must show:
- That you have kept your professional knowledge up-to-date.
- How you have developed your nutrition skills and competence through professional experience since graduating.
- That you now have practical experience of all the competencies required.
- That you continue to abide by our Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance in your practice.
- That you abide by our Standards for Freelance and Independent Practice, if you are practicing in these settings.
Registered Associate Nutritionists should look to submit their transfer portfolio once they have gained three years professional experience in nutrition. An ANutr will normally have submitted an application to transfer to Registered Nutritionist status within five years of joining the UKVRN.
How to prepare a transfer for registration as a Registered Nutritionist
Your transfer application will be much easier to prepare if you:
- Try to keep the required competencies in mind as you develop your skills. through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and through your work.
- Record examples of your work and learning as you go.
- Collect pertinent information such as certificates or proof of attendance/participation, documents or talks you have produced etc.
- Read the Competency Requirements for Registered Nutritionists and see where you can map your evidence on Mapping Form B to show where you can demonstrate your evidence of application.
- You may wish to use the Mapping Form B template to help you collect your evidence, so you then have this ready to cut and paste into the online application form (Tab 7 – Competency Mapping).
- Book onto a transfer support (zoom) clinic if you have any areas that you are unsure about
- Stay in touch with AfN so you are aware of any changes made to the UKVRN over time.
What counts as “professional experience”?
Professional experience is practice experience gained in nutrition-related roles undertaken after completion of your first nutrition science degree programme.
Some undergraduate degree programmes offer a sandwich year. Whilst this can provide you with value experience to start you in your career, it does not count towards your professional experience for transfer, as this will have been undertaken before you completed your studies and had studied all of the ANutr competencies. Your professional experience must be from activities undertaken after you completed your first nutrition science degree. The only exception, is that you may use work/volunteer/research experience from prior to the completion of your nutrition science degree as evidence that you meet some CC5 sub-competencies relating to general professional conduct knowledge and behaviour (such as PC4, PC9, PC10 and/or PC11).
If you already have an undergraduate degree in nutrition science and have used this qualification as the basis for your ANutr registration, any time spent studying towards a subsequent MSc or PhD in nutrition science counts as professional development/experience. Please check Competency Requirements for Registered Nutritionists to determine whether the scope of your work and/or postgraduate study experience is broad enough to meet all of the competencies required for RNutr registration. If not, you will need to gain further experience or undertake additional CPD in the gaps you have identified before being ready to apply.
Volunteering activities undertaken after your first degree in nutrition science was completed can also count towards your professional experience, it does not have to be only paid practice that you can use as evidence. Please read through the Competency Requirements to judge whether the activity undertaken was of the type, scope and level required to be used as an example of your application of knowledge.
- Registered Nutritionists are required to demonstrate that they have independently and consistently applied their knowledge to different situations.
- To apply for RNutr registration via a transfer portfolio, you must hold active ANutr registration throughout the assessment period to be eligible for this assessment pathway.
- The transfer assessment fee, is not a registration fee. Therefore your annual registration renewal will still be applicable irrespective of whether you are submitting/being assessed for transfer to RNutr at the point that this is due.
- Applications without payment will not be forwarded to the registration team for processing.
- Please ensure that you use the same email address as on your current registration record when completing the application form below and when providing your details for payment. Applications and payments are linked together and with your current registration record by email address, and if these don’t all match, your application could be delayed.
- Search the Register
- Apply for Registration (Registration Rules and Procedures)
- Transfer from ANutr to RNutr
- Fellow of AfN
- Registration FAQ’s
- Registration Resources
- UKVRN Competencies and AfN Standards
- UKVRN Declarations
- Update your details
- Registrant Resources (log in)
- Why register?
- Read the Application Guide for UKVRN Registration – Transfer
- Read the Competency Requirements for Registered Nutritionist
- Read Accompanying Reference Documents: Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance and AfN Standards for Freelance and Independent Practice
- You may wish to use the Mapping Form B template to help you collect your evidence, so you then have this ready to cut and paste into the online application form
- Complete the online application form and Mapping Form B below, uploading all your supporting documents (evidence, supporting statement and CV) when completing tab 7.
- Make your assessment payment (£103) and submit your application to the registration team. Please note – any applications submitted without a completed payment will not be sent to the registration team for processing. To connect your application and payment to your record, please ensure you use the email address you get your renew notices/newsletters sent to on both the application form and when making payment.
Application for Transfer from ANutr to RNutr
Thank you for applying to transfer your UKVRN registration. Please read the accompanying guidance notes and ensure you complete all sections of this form.