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. The five-year mark is a threshold and not a requirement. You only need to document as far back as it took to earn the required 2,000 hours, not to exceed five years from the date the application is submitted. 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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