Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition Eligibility Requirements and Application
To become a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, you must first complete the eligibility application and successfully meet the following minimum criteria:
- Current Registered Dietitian (RD) status with CDR.
- Maintenance of RD status with CDR, for a minimum of 2 years from original examination date (by the time of the specialty examination date).
- Documentation of 2,000 hours of practice experience as an RD in the specialty area within the past five years (by the date the application is due). Please note: certain education and professional experiences can be used as a substitution for the required 2,000 specialty practice hours up to a maximum of 40% (800 hours).
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