Nutrition Support Certificate

ACPE Numbers: 
Various – see listing below
Release Date: 5/29/2019
Expiration Dates: 5/29/2022
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 19.25 hours

Activity Fee: $445 (ASHP or ASPEN* Member); $545 (Nonmember)

Product Description

The Nutrition Support Certificate was produced in collaboration with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). This self-guided program consists of eleven modules comprised of online home study activities, providing 19.25 hours of continuing education for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. 

The program incorporates recorded presentations, readings, and exercises in curricular modules. Each activity is designed to assess the learners’ ability to understand, analyze, and apply materials relevant to nutrition support practice. The program covers malnutrition, nutritional requirements for adult patients receiving nutrition support, a review of best practices for ordering, access, preparation and administration of nutrition support, an overview of potential complications that could result from enteral or parenteral nutrition, as well as ongoing monitoring and error reporting. After completing all of the modules, participants should be proficient in fundamental concepts related to nutrition support care for adult patients. 

Professional Certificate Requirement 

Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, he/she will have the opportunity to complete a 100-question comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), he/she earns the professional certificate. 

Educational Activities


Learning Module


Credit Hours

Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Malnutrition

0204-0000-19-766-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutritional Requirements

0204-0000-19-767-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutrition Support Access

0204-0000-19-768-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Products

0204-0000-19-769-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutrition Support Ordering

0204-0000-19-770-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Product Preparation and Distribution

0204-0000-19-771-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutrition Support Administration

0204-0000-19-772-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutrition Support Complications: Imbalances and Deficiencies

0204-0000-19-773-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Nutrition Support Complications: Other Complications

0204-0000-19-774-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Ongoing Monitoring of Nutrition Support

0204-0000-19-775-H01-P (CME and CNE)


Error Reporting

0204-0000-19-776-H05-P (CME and CNE)


*For ASPEN members, please contact customer service to access your member rate.