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Essential Practice Competencies Information For Educators


For Practitioners

For Students

For Educators

For Providers


Nutrition and Dietetics Educator Informational Toolkit

CDR has developed an information toolkit to aid educators in understanding and teaching students about the competency-based PDP process. Click here to access the toolkit.


Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You? webinar

This webinar provides detailed information about the competency-based process. Click here to access the webinar.
For upcoming webinar information, and to register, please click here.


Essential Practice Competencies Introduction Video

CDR has produced this information video which will give you an overview of the Professional Development Portfolio, now featuring Essential Practice Competencies. Click here to watch the video.


PDP Guide Featuring Essential Practice Competencies

The PDP Guide is the primary source for information to aid you through the recertification process using CDR's Professional Development Portfolio system, now featuring Essential Practice Competencies. Click here to access the PDP Guide.



A demo version of the Goal Wizard that will allow you to experience the Goal Wizard process before you begin a competency-based cycle so that you have an idea of how this process helps you develop and submit your Step 1 Learning Plan. Please note: this is not where one will complete their actual learning plan. Click here to access the Dream Wizard.

Frequently Asked Questions

An FAQ to address the most commonly asked questions about the competency-based process. Click here for the FAQ.


Essential Practice Competencies for CDR Credentialed Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners publication

This is a publication that provides detailed information about the competency-based process. Click here to access the publication.


Competency-based Learning Plan Examples

Examples of competency-based Learning Plans for both RDNs or RDs and NDTRs or DTRs. Click here to access the examples.


General Competency Information

Here you will find background information on the development of the CDR Essential Practice Competencies. Click here to access the page.


FNCE 2013 Competencies Session

A recording of an informational session from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE 2013 that provides an overview the competency-based initiative: Click here to access the recording.