Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® (CNAP) Training

Welcome to the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance’s Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® (CNAP) Training Program!

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in learning more about our groundbreaking, AADP-accredited certification program.

Enrollment for the CNAP Training Program is happening now. New students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Our curriculum draws from diverse areas of study to create a well-rounded, inclusive foundation for the practice of Nutritional Aesthetics®, which aims to advance an integrative approach to healthy skin.

This virtual training program is highly interactive, and brings in principles of alternative, complementary, and conventional medicines, including integrative dermatology, aesthetics, coaching, Ayurveda, and East Asian Medicine, among many other modalities in alignment with the Nutritional Aesthetics® philosophy and mission. We curate information with the goal of offering you a fresh approach to skincare that’s exciting, growing in demand, and proven to deliver results.

Your Tuition Includes

Enrollment into the 2022-2023 CNAP Training Program class


This Program May Even Redefine Your Own View of Healthy Skin

The CNAP Training Program is open to a range of wellness professionals including licensed aestheticians, cosmetologists, Registered Dietitians, nutritionists and certified health coaches, herbalists, aromatherapists, massage therapists, and other qualified skin and wellness professionals pending review of credentials.

Please read the below FAQs and feel free to reach out if you have additional questions about our program.

CNAP Training Program FAQs:

Who can apply to join the CNAP Training Program?

The program is open to a range of wellness professionals including licensed aestheticians, cosmetologists, massage therapists, Registered Dietitians, nutritionists, certified health coaches, herbalists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, and other qualified skin and wellness professionals pending review of credentials.

What certification will I receive upon completion?

Those who successfully complete the requirements of the CNAP Training Program will receive the Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® (CNAP) credentials. Upon earning your CNAP, you will also be eligible for AADP board certification.

How can I use the CNAP certification professionally? How do Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioners® work differently from health coaches and aestheticians?

Upon completion of the CNAP Training Program, you will be able to expand your current work to integrate both topical and nutritional approaches that impact skin health and fall within your federal, state, and local-specific scope of practice. Examples of professional applications include work within a spa, physical fitness center, nutrition, or health coaching practice, within an integrative or functional medicine practice, and in collaboration with chiropractors, acupuncturists, or integrative dermatologists.

When does the CNAP Training Program start and what does it cost?

The program operates on rolling admissions, which means students are accepted and may begin at any time. Live calls happen twice monthly between the “school year” of September through June. We also offer summer office hours, and a self-paced option with suggested weekly agendas to help students stay on track.

Regular tuition is $3997! However, in order to make the program more affordable you may take advantage of our payment plan which consists of 9 monthly (consecutive) payments of $475/month! With our payment plan, you get access to one Pillar per month, until your plan is paid in full. Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Success Stories

Stephanie Farrand

“I am so thankful that I enrolled in the CNAP program, as the comprehensive and well-organized curriculum has given me so much insight and knowledge to help my skincare clients on a much deeper level. The number of ah-ha moments I had during the course can not even be counted. After each pillar I was able to take away so much information and turn it over into helping my clients. I have also started expanding my education in East Asian philosophies, as the CNAP program introduced me to this exciting avenue. Rachael is a beautiful person on the inside and outside but she is also incredibly giving of her wisdom. She is generous with her time during the course with multiple scheduled calls during the month that offer ample opportunity for questions. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of true skin health and longevity. For those concerned with the time commitment, I can personally attest that this course is doable for even the busiest of schedules. I own a busy skincare practice and also have 2 children that I homeschool. The course is self-paced and there is absolutely no pressure to get tasks and reading done by a certain time. Thank you Rachael for providing a course that offers exactly the information and resources I needed to not only help myself but my clients.”

-Stephanie Farrand, Sapphire Aesthetics www.sapphireaesthetics.com

Lori Ward

“The most often question I received while taking this course was: Lori- is this course LEGIT?

Yes! It is LEGIT and so much more! Rachael is the REAL DEAL!

I am so grateful I was able to take Rachael Pontillo’s Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® course. I was able to dive deeper into nutrition, gut health, skin microbiome, skincare ingredients, and everything in between! This should be required after one graduates from Esthetics school because it covers everything you didn’t learn, plus it offers an objective, unbiased look at the skincare industry that can often be deceiving AND misleading, even to the most educated Esthetician.

Rachael and her team of educators have poured years of research and effort into this incredible course! You’ll be BLOWN AWAY by Rachael’s research and knowledge in her webinars, live lectures, group study sessions and extra content provided for members.

I am so proud of my CNAP certification (soon to be) and my membership in the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance! I am a more informed, better educated Esthetician because of Rachael and her course! I’d highly recommend anyone wanting to set themselves apart from the competition, to be more knowledgeable in the skincare/health industry, or who wants to make a bigger impact in their clients results to TAKE THIS COURSE NOW!

I look forward to taking more courses from Rachael- she knows what she’s talking about!”

-Lori Ward, LW Skincare

Jodie Pappas

“I began the CNAP program in September 2020 as I had been looking for a program that would bring together the science of nutrition with skin health. As a skincare formulator, I have always had a passion for nutrition and was looking for more in-depth information about specific skin issues and solutions from an expert. I did a lot of research into health programs and I am happy to say that Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner Training Program gave me exactly what I was looking for.

Rachael Pontillo is an incredible encyclopedia of knowledge, and is also part of a much broader network of health experts; so if she doesn’t have the answer, she finds you someone who does!

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who works in this field and wants to gain deeper knowledge about skin health and nutrition.”

-Jodie Pappas, Clean Kiss

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