Distance Education Accrediting Commission

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to nationally accredit educational institutions who specialize in providing education via distance learning.

1601 18th Street, N.W. , Washington, D.C. 20009




Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. Guided by the Public Agenda for Tennessee Higher Education, (THEC) oversees an array of finance, academic, research and consumer protection initiatives that promote student success and support the State’s completion agenda for postsecondary education. THEC actively seeks to develop policy recommendations, programmatic initiatives, and partnerships that increase educational attainment in the state while improving higher education access and success for all Tennesseans.

404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243


The National Association of Nutrition Professionals

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) is a non-profit business league of nutrition professionals founded in 1985. The NANP represents holistically trained nutrition professionals. Their mission is to enhance the integrity of the holistic nutrition profession through self-governance, educational standards, a rigorous code of ethics, and professional registration of holistic nutritionists.

P.O. Box 1172, Danville, CA 94526



Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB). The CNCB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt certification agency which provides professional training, examination and certification for health care organizations, specialty credentialing programs and state license/certification examinations. For further information about the CNCB, or if you are interested in sitting for the CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist) exam, you may contact their office at
Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)
15280 Addison Road, Suite 130
Addison, TX 75001

Phone: 972-250-2829



The American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN)

Founded in 1986 the ACBN is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements for 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 two part examination are designated as Diplomates of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) and are certificants of this certifying agency. ACBN has recently attained the singular distinction of receiving full accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). For further information about the ACBN, or if you are interested in sitting for the ACBN examination, its requirements or certificants call Dr. Arthur Fierro at toll free (877) 434-2495.

6855 Browntown Road, Front Royal, VA 22630


The American Botanical Council

Established in 1988, the American Botanical Council (ABC) is the leading independent, nonprofit, international member-based organization providing education using science-based and traditional information to promote the responsible use of herbal medicine. ABC serves the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and media, and has been a highlyrespected source and an innovative force for many years.

6200 Manor Rd , Austin, TX 78723


The Office of Dietary Supplements – National Institutes of Health

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-417, DSHEA), authorized the establishment of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the NIH. The ODS was created in 1995 within the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), Office of the Director (OD), NIH. The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

National Institutes of Health, Suite 3B01, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892


The International Society of Sports Nutrition

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is a not-for-profit academic society dedicated solely to sports nutrition. ISSN is the leading professional organization in the field of sports nutrition. The ISSN is dedicated to promoting and supporting the science and application of sports nutrition.

600 Pembrook Drive , Woodland Park, CO 80863



The Dietary Supplement Information Bureau

The Dietary Supplement Information Bureau (DSIB) in 2001 to promote the responsible use of vitamins, minerals, herbs and specialty supplements. DSIB is committed to ensuring that consumers, the media, health professionals, and policymakers have the complete facts about dietary supplements. DSIB combines the resources of scientific authorities, educational organizations and industry to conduct a broad-based education campaign designed to reach men and women of all ages.

(941) 349-9044


American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

The Mission of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) is to promote the responsible use of herbal medicines and insure they are used with the highest degree of safety and efficacy as is achievable. The primary way this is accomplishes is through the development of standards of identity, purity,and analysis for botanicals, as well as critically reviewing traditional and scientific data regarding their efficacy and safety. These works are disseminated through a variety of AHP publications.

PO Box 66809 , Scotts Valley, CA 95067