FAQ

ISSN-SNS stand for Sports Nutrition Specialist from the International Society of Sport Nutrition. This certification is for personal trainers or other fitness professionals who do not hold a 4­year university/college degree.

It is critical for all health/fitness/medical professionals who work with athletes or active individuals to have a fundamental understanding of the adaptive response to exercise and the role that nutrition plays in the acute and chronic response to exe

Although no formal post­secondary course work is required, candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of basic exercise training, general nutrition, sports supplements, and are familiar with the ISSN's current position papers. To quali

There are no state­by­state regulations for becoming either a CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist) or ISSN­SNS (Sports Nutrition Specialist). Legally, personal trainers can and do provide sports nutrition information or general education t

To take an ISSN-SNS course, you need to firstly register an account in GPNi website, go to ISSN-SNS page to purchase the course, after the course is purchased, we will invite y

Yes, you need to collect CECs after you become ISSN-SNS. ISSN will randomly select individuals with the ISSN­SNS credential and request evidence that they have met the CEU requirements. Please keep any and all proof of registration and accomplishme

You need to earn 6 CEU per year to maintain the ISSN­SNS or 30 CEUs every five years. It is mandatory that you are a member of the ISSN to maintain your certification. The EASIEST way to maintain CEUs is by attending the national conference or by c

The CISSN is more advanced; it is the preferred certification for those who wish to provide more detailed sports nutrition information to their clients. The SNS focuses more on the applied aspects of sports nutrition and is meant for those who do not h