Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition Eligibility Requirements
The Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition certification is currently undergoing review and analysis. No new applications are being accepted at this time. Updates regarding 2022 testing coming soon.
The eligibility requirements approved by CDR for the Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition are as follows:
- Current RD* or RDN*
- Maintenance of RD* or RDN* status for four calendar years (from the application deadline date)
- Document 2,000 hours post RD* or RDN* of clinical nutrition practice within the past five years (from the application deadline date)
- Completion of one of the following professional experiences:
- graduate degree from a US-regionally accredited college or university, or foreign degree equivalent
- evidence of presenting practice topics, quality process improvement, research, etc., at a national, state, local or facility to a professional audience within the past five years (from the application deadline date)
- published a clinical nutrition research or non-research article in a peer reviewed professional journal; had a clinical nutrition book or book chapter published (not self-published); edited or reviewed a clinical nutrition peer reviewed professional journal article or book; published an article in a peer reviewed newsletter; or had a clinical nutrition abstract published in a peer reviewed journal within the past five years (from the application deadline date).
- specialist certification in a clinical nutrition-related topics. The specialist certifications must include the RD* or RDN* as a prerequisite qualification. Candidates must hold the specialist certification at the time of the examination.
*Please note the RDN and RD are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here.