Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination window are due March 2, 2018.

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Who is a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)* or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)*?

Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTR)* or a Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR)* are individuals who have

  • completed a minimum of an Associate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent;

  • completed a minimum of 450 supervised practice hours through a Dietetic Technician Program as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;

  • successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians; and
     
  • remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and

  • complied with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification 

    OR

  • completed the minimum of a baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent;

  • met current academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;

  • successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians;

  • remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and

  • complied with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification requirements.

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*Please note the NDTR and DTR are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here.