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About CDR


The Commission on Dietetic Registration protects and promotes the health of the public by supporting practitioner competence, quality practice, diversity, equity, lifelong-learning, and career advancement.


The Commission on Dietetic Registration administers valid, reliable, and rigorous credentialing processes to meet the professional needs of credentialed practitioners and their employers and to protect the public.


The Commission on Dietetic Registration incorporates the following values to realize the Mission and Vision:

  • Inclusivity – Make decisions with consideration for all
  • Innovation – Embrace change with creativity and strategic thinking
  • Integrity – Act ethically and with accountability

Strategic Focus

The Commission on Dietetic Registration focuses its efforts on Credentialing, Practice Area Competence, and Stewardship.

The Commissioners oversee the Strategic Plan, governance and policy that guide credentialed practitioners through program of work activities of its committees, panels, task forces and advisory groups.

CDR and Academy’s Bylaws - Article VII Section 2

Setting the Standard Since 196950 Years of Credentialing Excellence

CDR's Role and Governance