CDR Connection Issue One

Commission on Dietetic Registration
Chair
Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD
Vice Chair
Laura Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CN, FADA, FAND
Public Member
Greg J. Rathjen, MBA, PhD
 
Members
Molly Gee, MEd, RD, LD
Kevin Grzeskowiak, NDTR, FMP
Kathryn G. Hardison, MS, RD, LDN
Karen Lacey, MS, RD, CD
Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, IBCLC
Khursheed P. Navder, PhD, RDN, FAND
Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Becky Sulik, RDN, CDE, LD
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to share its new e-newsletter, The CDR Connection: Power Your Future with you! Beginning with this inaugural issue, the Commission will be communicating topics of interest to CDR credentialed practitioners on a quarterly basis. We hope that you find this newsletter informative and helpful!

Kevin Sauer, PhD, RD, LD Chair,
Commission on Dietetic Registration


Did You Know?

Although the terms certificate and certification are often used interchangeably in the marketplace, there is a difference.

A certificate program is an intensive training program with a component that assesses the participant. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate attesting to the attainment of a new knowledge/skill set (e.g., Academy/CDR Certificate Program in Adult Weight Management). Unlike a certification program, participants do not receive a professional designation. Individuals completing a Certificate program receive CPEUs for training and assessment time regardless of whether they pass the post-course assessment and receive the certificate.

A certification is a process, often voluntary, by which individuals who have demonstrated the level of knowledge and skill required in the profession, occupation, role, or skill are identified to the public and other stakeholders. Certification eligibility requirements often include specific academic degrees, and documented supervised years of work experience in the profession, plus successful completion of a rigorous examination. Examples of certification programs include the registered dietitian, and dietetic technician, registered programs administered by CDR.
 

CDR News Highlights

Congratulations to CDR’s 100,000th Credentialed Practitioner

“It is quite an honor to become a Registered Dietitian. The “RD” letters not only represent being a member of a dynamic and evolving field, but also the countless hours of time, determination, and effort spent to attain the title. It is even more of an honor to be the 100,000th person in the history of the profession to achieve the RD status. I cannot thank the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration enough for their support and guidance throughout this process and the opportunities they have offered to allow me to achieve my goals.”

 

Sam Kramer, MS, RD 

Practice Competencies Initiative

The CDR Competency Assurance Panel collaborated with the Academy’s Quality Management Committee on the development of dietetics practice competencies and performance indicators. These competencies and performance indicators will replace the current learning need codes for the Professional Development Portfolio recertification system in 2015 beginning with new registrants whose registration begins on or after June 2nd, 2015 and current registrants beginning their June 1, 2016 recertification cycle. An article describing the development and validation of the practice competencies was published in the June 2015 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The CDR website has been updated to include a Practice Competencies section which includes several practitioner resources including recordings of webinar presentations made during 2015-2016.

CDR has scheduled several webinars to introduce CDR credentialed practitioners and students to the new Professional Development Portfolio practice competencies. Practitioner webinars are scheduled on:

  • Monday, April 18, 2016 at 12:00 noon central time. Registration information is available at the following link: Click here to register
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon central time. Registration information is available at the following link: Click here to register

Student webinar is scheduled for:

Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Certification

  • Two articles highlighting this new Advanced Practice Certification were published in the April 2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Journal.
  • The list of new RDN-AP certificants will be published on the CDR website in April 2016.
  • Additional information is available at the following link http://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice.

Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

  • The CDR Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management Practice Audit Task Force including Registered Dietitians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Exercise Physiologists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers conducted a practice audit in Fall 2015 with practitioners in each discipline.
  • The content outline and eligibility requirements are available at the following link: https://www.cdrnet.org/interdisciplinary
  • The first examination administration is targeted for Fall/Winter 2016-2017.

Upcoming Certificate of Training Programs

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program

  • May 13-15, 2016 ~ Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • June 10-12, 2016 ~ Salt Lake City, Utah
  • September 22-24, 2016 ~ Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • October 13-15, 2016 FNCE® ~ Boston, Massachusetts
  • November 10-12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California - Registration will open May 15, 2016

For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program

Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program

  • September 8-10, 2016 ~ St. Paul, Minnesota

For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
http://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program

Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program

  • October 13-15, 2016 FNCE® ~ Boston, Massachusetts
  • November 10-12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California - Registration will open May 15, 2016

For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
http://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2

If you are unable to attend an on-site program, you may wish to consider one of our self-study modules:

Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
http://cdrnet.org/weight-management/adult-module

Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
http://cdrnet.org/weight-management/childhood-module

Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level-2-module

If you have any questions, please contact CDR by emailing cdr@eatright.org

Commission on Dietetic Registration
Staff Contact Information


Christine Reidy, RD, Executive Director
1/800-877-1600, ext 4857

Kay Manger-Hague, Director - Credentialing Operations, ext 4777

Pearlie Johnson-Freeman, MBA - Director, Credentialing Services, ext 4849

Caitlin Griffin - Sr. Manager of Professional Development, ext 4715

Jessica Rapey, RD - Sr. Manager of Professional Assessment, ext 4816

Kim White, RD - Sr. Manager of Professional Assessment, ext 4758

Peggy Anderson - Manager, Registration Eligibility Services, ext 4764
Rebecca Beavers – Manager, Registration Eligibility Services, ext 4781

Elaine Butler - Manager, Examination & Licensure, ext 4859

Rachel Coldewey, MA, Manager, Weight Management Programs, ext 4783

Beth Crowley, RD, Manager, Professional Assessment, ext 4718

Kristen Eis, Manager, Professional Development, ext 1739

Emily Escarra, Manager, Professional Development, ext 4830

Chris Kralik, Manager, Professional Development, ext 1742

Eileen Novak, Manager, Credentialing Operations, ext 4749

Roxanne Way Carter, Manager, Credentialing Services, ext 4849

Visit CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org