New Examination Format

In 2012 CDR completed an updated practice analysis of the pediatric nutrition specialist. The current test content outline was updated based on this study and the examination format changed.

The examination will consist of 150 multiple choice and scenario based questions. (130 questions scored questions and 20 pretest questions). Pretesting is done to see how well items perform before they are used in the scored portion of the examination. The pretest questions cannot be distinguished from those that will be scored, so it is important that all questions are answered. Candidates will have three hours to complete the examination.

The examination for Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition is developed and administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Subject matter experts contribute to the development and review of each specialty examination prior to its use. These examinations are administered by computers at designated testing locations.