Alumni Membership Program
Due to the impacts of the virus, at this time we will not be reviewing CEUs as part of membership renewal. We would like to offer you this time to focus on your priorities – family, friends, clients and your community. We do not want you to feel pressured about certificate expiration dates, earning CEUs, nor worried about sending us money to stay current with your credential
We encourage you to to continue to maintain and enhance your professional service through continuing education opportunities. Continuing your own education and professional development is crucial to a successful practice as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Please reference our FAQs at the bottom of this page, if you have any questions.
Our Alumni Membership package is a unique benefits package that provides an advantage after graduation.
Our membership serves NTA alumni by offering a service package that enhances professional practice with educational and professional resources that support your nutritional therapy career.
At this time, the NTA is not processing applications for membership renewal nor will we take payment for membership until further notice.
The updated and interim membership policy effective currently through the end of 2020 is:
- Any member whose certificate expired in 2019 or is due to expire in 2020 will automatically be granted membership through December 31, 2020.
- Members who renewed and paid for their membership in 2019 or 2020, will retain their your membership for the full two years following their renewal.
- Members who lapsed in 2018 or earlier and would like to re-establish membership will be required to take and pass our certificate renewal exam for a fee of $150. The exam will be available starting on June 1, 2020.
- CEUs – It is advised that members continue their own education (CEUs) as part of professional development, despite the NTA not currently accepting or reviewing potential CEU courses or CEUs as they pertain to member renewal.
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
✓ Exclusive member discount for the NTA Annual Conference and other NTA events
✓ An optional provider listing for you or your practice on the NTA website
✓ Professional Development through continuing education listings & opportunities
✓ Eligibility to subscribe to Nutri-Q at an exclusive member-only subscription price of $15/month
✓ Eligibility to use your NTA credential
✓ Access to view & download the latest NTA curriculum
✓ Access to the member-only area of the NTA website (will include forums, downloadable resources, a Graduate Member badge to display on your website or blog, and more)
✓ NEW: Legislative Advocacy Support from National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP)
✓ NEW: Receive all past NTA conference recordings – directions available in Members Exclusive Corner
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ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP FAQS
Will my membership expire in December 2020 if I already renewed?
If you renewed and paid for your membership in 2019 or 2020, your membership will remain valid for the full two years following as based on your renewal and communicated to you when your renewal was processed.
What is the membership refund policy?
Membership renewal fees are non-refundable. Please understand that monies have already been applied toward time and resources to review your CEU submission, renew your membership, and vet CEU programs. Additionally, you will have access to all of your membership benefits during the entire duration of your renewal period.
This year, 2020, my membership will expire. What happens to my membership?
All 2020 memberships (whether your application was submitted or not) have been extended through the end of this year, December 31, 2020. Membership benefits remain intact and whole through December 31, 2020 or longer if you renewed your membership prior to April 1, 2020 and received confirmation that your renewal was processed.
In 2019 I let my membership lapse. What happens to my membership?
All 2019 and 2020 memberships (whether your application was submitted or not) have been extended through the end of this year, December 31, 2020. Membership benefits remain intact and whole through December 31, 2020.
In 2018 or prior, I let my membership lapse and I’d like to become a member again. What do I need to do in order to re-establish my membership?
To re-establish your membership, you will be required to take our re-entry and qualifying exam to refresh your knowledge and skills as you consider opening a practice. The exam will be available June 1, 2020 for a proctoring fee of $150. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to take the exam.
What is going to happen in 2021 with NTA membership?
We anticipate being ready to share this update in January 2021. As you focus on enhancing your professional development, rest assured that we are also focused on serving you and will communicate the updates in a timely fashion.
If I take the exam to re-establish my membership, when will my membership lapse?
The exam redeems your membership thru the end of the year, 2020. In 2021, we anticipate an updated membership program and at that time you will be able to apply for membership.
Is the NTA going to issue a printed certificate with new designation?
Keeping our holistic approach, we realized a digital certificate better fits our ethos. We wanted to reduce our carbon footprint as an organization, as well as, prioritize the safety of our employees’ health and well-being during this pandemic. You will receive a digital certificate before June 1, 2020.
What is the purpose of the member verification letter?
The verification letter serves the common community inquiry that your membership is valid and that you are practicing nutritional therapy as a professional. Please use the letter upon request to open and/or maintain your professional accounts with 3rd party organizations who may require proof for professional accounts. (For example: supplements, digital service platforms, etc.). *Note, in the membership only information you will find a list of supplement companies that we’ve reached out to your behalf.
What do I provide 3rd party organizations for proof of professional practice to maintain/open my account(s)?
The verification letter serves the purpose as proof of your current NTA membership. Furthermore, we have contacted the majority of supplement companies to confirm our verification letter. *Note, in the membership only information you will find a list of supplement companies that we’ve reached out to your behalf.
I am a CEU provider and the NTA previously approved my program. How does this change impact me?
The current and interim membership update does not affect you as a provider in anyway. We continue to advise and showcase your CEU offering. Due to resource constraints and priorities that have shifted as a result of the pandemic, we will not be reviewing CEU submissions for the remainder of 2020. We are advising and encouraging that each professional should continue to honor their own development by sharpening their skills and continuing to learn for their clients and professional development.
I have a program that I want the NTA to pre-approve for CEUs, can I still apply to have it reviewed?
Thank you for inquiring to be part of our great NTA Community. We are not vetting CEU courses at this time. Please check back in January 2021, if you’d still like to consider being part of our alumni resources.
Am I still required to complete CEU courses?
Staying current with your nutritional knowledge is a vital component to your professional growth and development. We hope and advise that you continue to maintain and enhance your professional practice by continuing to learn despite the NTA not holding you accountable for the submission and review of your CEUs.
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