The CCMS Difference

The Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS) designation identifies clinicians who have a unique foundation for incorporating healthy eating into patients’ diets: comprehensive knowledge of nutrition and the culinary techniques to prepare food that is consistent with real-world budgets, time constraints, and nutritional ideals.

The hybrid 60-credit curriculum includes a distinctive combination of online nutrition education courses, live conferences, and in-person attendance at hands-on teaching kitchen modules.

By completing the program, clinicians will enhance their confidence and quality of care by learning how to:
•Integrate nutritional counseling to supplement pharmacological treatment
•Educate patients about weight loss and weight management
•Develop practical examination-room dialogues that inspire behavioral change
•Implement new strategies in even the busiest primary care offices


The application for the November testing window is temporarily unavailable. The application will be reopened in Summer 2024.


For Examination Dates, Application deadlines, Eligibility requirements, and Fees, please click on the examination link below.