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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 Member Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) and registration eligibility requirements established by CDR.

Information Regarding Appeals-Related Examination Issues – Click Here 



Appeals Process


Submit Appeal

Complete the online appeals application on the myCDR page under the Submit or View Appeal tab. 


Appeal is Presented to CDRs Appeals Panel 

Once all documentation is received and the application is approved, the appeal will be presented confidentially and anonymously to the Appeals Panel.

Appeal Document Deadline Date:Appeal Meeting Date: 
January 4, 2023January 18, 2023
February 1, 2023February 15, 2023
March 1, 2023March 15, 2023
April 5, 2023April 19, 2023

*Please note that the dates above do not apply to advance practitioner or specialist credential appeals. Once the full appeal is received, a Panel review date will be determined. 


The Appellant is notified of the Appeals Panel's Decision. 

Within 3 - 5 business days of the appeals meeting, the Panel’s decision will be uploaded to the appeals portal and the appellant will be notified via email. 





Please contact CDR at or 1(800) 877-1600 Ext. 5500