New! CDR Advanced Practice Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). Apply NOW for the first Examination, November 2015! For eligibility requirements, testing information and the application, please visit CDR's website. (Applications for this exam are due August 3.)

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Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) Certification or Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) Certification

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Who is an NDTR or DTR?

Career Opportunities

NDTR or DTR Pathways to Registration Eligibility

Components of a Certification Testing Program (Flowchart)

Effective 1/1/2012 Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians Test Specifications

Computer Based Testing Fact Sheet

Dietetics Technician Pathway III for DPD Graduates

Registration Eligibility General Information

Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians Handbook for Candidates - Testing in 2014 with Pearson VUE

Orientation Material for the Newly Credentialed NDTR or DTR

Focus Area Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance

Guidelines for Credential Placement

NDTR Credential FAQ


Misuse of the NDTR or DTR Credential

Medical Record Documentation

On-Line Verification of Registered Status

Examination Pass/Fail Statistics - Dietetic Technician Current Registration Statistics