If you have graduated from an Approved School Program that meets or exceeds the requirements for the CAIN-RHNP or the CAIN-RHNC designation, you are pre-approved to join The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition. Once your membership has been submitted and activated, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with a Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition verified stamp to add to your website. The email will also include your official certificate with unique registration number and lots of useful tips on how to make the most out of your membership. Note: If you have graduated your courses in the current year, your 35 Credit Requirement is already fulfilled although we do encourage you to keep on learning throughout the year with us or through an approved school.
How to Join
Submit registration fee.
A confirmation receipt will be sent to your email address on file.
Note that payment is non-refundable with the exception of a denied membership.
Fill out the online application
Submit all required forms
Upon approval, you will be issued a username and password. You can then create an account by clicking "Log In/Register" in the navigation bar.
Did you graduate from a school that is not yet approved? If you are a graduate of a Nutrition Consulting or Holistic Nutritionist diploma, consisting of a minimum of 2000 hours; including advanced subjects such as Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition Sciences, and Symptomatology, your school may qualify for "Approved School" status and the Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner/Registered Holistic Health Practitioner (RHNP/RHHP) professional designation.
Most schools are eager to sign up to help their students. The best way to make this happen is to email your school requesting they get approved so you can start enjoying your membership as soon as possible. Feel free to copy us in firstname.lastname@example.org so we can answer any questions the school may have.
The Health Coach Alliance works in collaboration with CAIN,which offers similar benefits as our membership, a registered designation, and liability coverage for Health Coaches.
HCA Registered HealthCoach (HCA-RHC) is available to graduates of approved schools who have completed a minimum of 200 hours of study in the field of health coaching in addition to a combined minimum of 30 hours of case study work, and client sessions.
HCA Registered Health and Nutrition Counsellor (HCA-RHNC) designation is available to students who have completed a combined Health Coach and Nutrition Coach training. A minimum of 200 hours of study is required for the Health Coach portion and a minimum of 800 hours for the Nutrition Coach training. The program also must contain a combined minimum of 30 hours of case study work, and client sessions.