CDR's office building is currently experiencing an electrical service interrruption. Electrical service will be restored on Monday, May 29th at 6:00 AM CT.

During this timeframe you will not be able to access your Step 3: Learning Plan, or your Step 4: Activity Log.

Special Notice for practitioners scheduled to recertify May 31, 2017: If you have not yet done so, remember that your Step 3: Learning Plan for the cycle ending 2017 must be submitted to CDR on or before May 31st. Do not delay submitting your Learning Plan. Although all learning activities must be completed on or before May 31, 2017, your Step 4: Activity Log can be submitted by June 30, 2017 at the latest.

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