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CDR's Role and Governance

The purpose of the Commission, as the credentialing agency and organization unit of the Academy, is to serve the public by establishing and enforcing standards for certification, recertification and the Code of Ethics and by issuing credentials to individuals who meet these standards.  The Academy owns the credentials; however, CDR has independent authority in matters pertaining to certification, including standard setting, establishment of certification fees and administering credentialing programs.  CDR maintains a registry of over 100,000 credentialed dietetics practitioners.
The Commission currently consists of 12 members, 9 who are RDNs or RDs, 1 of whom is a newly credentialed practitioner, 1 NDTR or DTR and 1 public representative. Credentialed practitioners elect Commission members for three-year terms, including an elected DTR.  A Board-Certified Specialist and Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition representative was also included on CDR since the implementation of the specialist certification programs.  A public representative and a newly credentialed practitioner are appointed. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Commission for a one-year term June 1 - May 31.

2022 - 2023 Commission on Dietetic Registration  

Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, CNSC

Vice Chair
Rosa Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Public Member
Mark Wagner, ICYB

Anisha Chhibber, MS, RD, CNSC, FAND
Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND
Christopher Messenger, PhD, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Michele Rager, MS, RDN-AP, LDN, FAND
Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD, LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, FAND               

NDTR Representative
Christopher Mills, MPH, DTR, CSCS

Newly Credentialed Practitioner Representative
Olivia Nass, MS, RDN, CD

The Commission submits its certification programs for review and voluntary accreditation to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies to ensure compliance with accepted administrative and psychometric standards. All of CDR’s certification programs have met these rigorous standards and are fully accredited by NCCA, the accrediting arm of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence based in Washington D.C.
CDR Credentials
CDR currently administers nine separate and distinct credentialing programs: 

Registered Dietitian*, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist*
Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered**, Dietetic Technician, Registered**
Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition
Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition
Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition.