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Essential Practice Competencies Information For Students


PDP Guide Featuring Essential Practice Competencies

Credentialed practitioners are required to maintain certification through continuous learning in order to ensure professional knowledge and competence. During the redesign of the recertification system to the current Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) process, the CDR Competency Assurance Panel reviewed and reaffirmed the five (5) year recertification cycle. This evidence-based decision making involved the results of the dietetics practice audits which have consistently validated practice changes every four and one-half to five years.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

An FAQ to address the most commonly asked questions about the Competency Plan Builder or Activity Log

An FAQ to address the most commonly asked questions about how the Competency Plan Builder impacts the Activity Log.

Step-by-Step Competency Plan Builder Instructions

Click here for step-by-step instructions for the Competency Plan Builder

Competency Plan Builder Tutorial Video

Click here for a brief tutorial video on the Competency Plan Builder 

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.

General Competency Information

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