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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Registration Examination for Dietitians Test Specifications - Effective January 1, 2012


Percent of Exam

I. Principles of Dietetics

  1. Food Science and Nutrient Composition of Foods
  2. Nutrition and Supporting Sciences
  3. Education and Communication
  4. Research
  5. Management Concepts



II. Nutrition Care for Individuals and Groups

  1. Screening and Assessment
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Planning and Intervention
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation



III. Management of Food and Nutrition Programs and Services

  1. Functions of Management
  2. Human Resources
  3. Financial Management
  4. Marketing and Public Relations
  5. Quality Improvement



IV. Foodservice Systems

  1. Menu Development
  2. Procurement, Production, Distribution, and Service
  3. Sanitation and Safety
  4. Equipment and Facility Planning
  5. Sustainability