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Appeals Procedures

Who Can Appeal?

Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), practitioners credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and applicants for Academy membership or CDR registration, who are the subject of an action or decision by the Academy or CDR that affects their membership or registration (“appellants”), may appeal an adverse action or decision (Appeals Procedures).

This process does not apply to matters in which separate procedures have been developed, i.e.;

  • Ethics violations and removal of officers,
  • Actions affecting broad classes of members, registrants or applicants that are taken or approved by governing bodies of the Academy or CDR, or
  • Matters of membership eligibility within the exclusive responsibility of the of the Member Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) and registration eligibility requirements established by CDR.


Appeals Process


Step One

Appellant must send via email or fax a letter of appeal stating what they would like to appeal & why, the $20 appeals review fee, and third party documentation that supports any statement(s) made in the appeal: medical, legal, and financial.

Send all documents related to the appeal via email to or fax to 312-899-4772, Attn: Appeals.


Step Two

Once all documentation is received, your appeal will be presented confidentially to the Appeals Panel.


Step Three

You will receive notification of the Panel’s decision via secure mail. 


Documents & References


Information Regarding Appeals-Related Examination Issues – Click Here