Private Career College
As of September 2016, Edison Institute of Nutrition Inc. is now “Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005”
The Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Program has been “Approved as a vocational training program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005”
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities oversees the development and the review of standards for programs of instruction, in order to clearly identify the essential skills and knowledge that graduates of that program must acquire. Each college is required to ensure that its programs and program delivery are consistent with these standards, and must assist students to achieve these essential outcomes.
Employers, industry and professional associations, and program graduates currently working in the field are all involved in the development and review processes, as are representatives of the colleges themselves. This way, students can be assured that the programs are relevant to the needs of employers and that the skills they acquire during their program will be appropriate.
Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners, CANNP
The CANNP has approved EIN’s Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Program (DHN) as meeting the educational requirements for its designation NNCP (Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner). CANNP is an organization formed for the purpose of creating a stronger presence for Holistic Nutritional Practitioners across Canada and supporting members in the development of their professional expertise and businesses. The benefits of membership include the availability of Errors and Omissions Insurance, a mentoring program, many member specials as well as access to industry and business information on an on-going basis, and much more. For more information on CANNP visit www.cannp.ca or call 519-787-2667.
International Organization of Nutritional Consultants, IONC
The IONC has approved EIN’s Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Program as meeting the educational requirements for its professional designation of Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) and Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner (ROHP). IONC, founded in 1983, is an independent association that sets standards of practice for its professional members. Through IONC, practicing RNCP/ROHP’s may obtain malpractice insurance. Services of RNCP/ROHP’s are also covered by some private health insurance plans. For more information on the IONC you can visit their website at www.ionc.org or by call 1-866-540-1114.
National Association of Nutritional Professionals, NANP
NANP is a U.S. nutrition association originally founded in 1985. EIN’s Practitioner Program meets the NANP’s requirements for professional membership. NANP also offers the opportunity for members to write the board exam in holistic nutrition for the designation Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. For more information about the NANP and membership benefits please visit www.nanp.org or call 800-342-8037 or 877-526-5340.
Human Resources and Social Development, HRSD
EIN is certified by HRSD (formerly Human Resources and Development Canada, HRDC) as an educational institution under the Income Tax Act for the purposes of issuing tuition tax receipts for amounts over $100 to students 16 years of age and older. For more information on tax deductions please refer to Tax Deductions under Fee Structure. Retraining Allowances Approval for retraining allowances by HRSD (formerly Human Resources and Development Canada, HRDC) is determined on an individual basis. Contact your local employment office for further details. Countries other than Canada may or may not provide similar benefits.