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Essential Practice Competencies Information For Practitioners


For Practitioners

For Students

For Educators

For Providers


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 recorded webinar.
Click here to sign up for upcoming webinars.


Learning Need Code to Performance Indicator Suggestion Tool

Practitioners can use this tool to translate Learning Need Codes (LNCs) to Essential Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators. Click here to access the tool.

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.

Step-by-Step Goal Wizard Instructions

Click here for step-by-step instructions for the Goal Wizard Tool


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.