Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination window are due March 2, 2018.

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Fellows of The American Dietetic Association

CDR is no longer accepting applications for the Fellow of the American Dietetic Association.  CDR conducted a scheduled evaluation of the Fellow Program in 2000-2001.  Based on evaluation data, CDR supports the concept of a Fellow recognition program as a means for ADA to honor those who have demonstrated exceptional professional characteristics, but believes that the goals of the Fellow program will be more effectively met through an ADA recognition program. CDR also made the decision to grant then-current Fellows with lifetime certificates. Click here for a total list of ADA Fellows.

While CDR is not currently considering reinstatement of the Fellow certification program, the possibility of an advanced level practice certification in the future is not necessarily precluded. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at

Visit the Academy "member only" website at to learn how to be awarded the new Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) designation.