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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.

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Appeals Process

Step 1 - Submit Appeal

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

Step 2 - Appeal is Presented to CDRs Appeals Panel 

Once the appeal is submitted, CDR staff will review and notify you by email within 5 business days if the appeal will move forward to the next Panel meeting or if additional information is needed. Once all complete documentation is received and the application is approved, the appeal will be presented confidentially and anonymously to the Appeals Panel. Please note, all complete documentation must be received by 5:00PM CST on the document deadline date.

Appeal Document Deadline Date:

Appeal Meeting Date: 
June 5, 2024June 19, 2024
July 3, 2024July 17, 2024
August 7, 2024August 21, 2024
September 4, 2024September 18, 2024

*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. 


Step 3 - 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. 




Appeal Procedures  

Code of Ethics

PDP Learning Plan (if required)

PDP Activity Log (if required)

CPEU Plan (if required)                                                                                                             

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