Ethics Requirement for Recertification

Responding to a recommendation from the Academy Board of Directors, on May 9, 2011, the Commission on Dietetic Registration voted to require that RDs and DTRs complete a minimum of 1 CPEU of Continuing Professional Education in Ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year recertification cycle in order to recertify. This requirement will be effective starting with the 5-year recertification cycle which ends on May 31, 2017, and will be phased in over a 5 year period for each recertification cycle.

Accordingly:

  • Each Step 3: Learning Plan submitted for recertification cycles ending May 31, 2017 and afterwards, will be required to include a Learning Need Code 1050 – Ethics.
  • Each Step 4: Activity Log submitted for recertification cycles ending May 31, 2017 and afterwards, must include at least 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) with a Learning Need Code 1050 – Ethics