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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Registered Dietitian (RD)* or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)* Certification

RD* Pathways to Registration Eligibility                                                                                    

Individuals with Foreign Degrees

New Graduate Degree Eligibility Requirement Effective January 1, 2024

                                                                                                                                 
Who is an RD* or RDN*?

Career Opportunities

Components of a Certification Testing Program (Flowchart)

Effecitve 1/1/2017 Registration Examination for Dietitians Test Specifications

Examination FAQ

Registration Examination for Dietitians Handbook for Candidates 

Orientation Material for the Newly Credentialed RD* or RDN*     

Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance

RDN* Credential: Frequently Asked Questions


Guidelines for Credential Placement

Misuse of the RD* or RDN* Credentials

Medical Record Documentation - To Cosign or Not to Cosign

Online Verification of Registered Status


Examination Pass/Fail Statistics - Dietitian

Current Registration Statistics                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                    












*Please note the RDN and RD are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here