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CDR Update – COVID 19

As the Academy and CDR continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in coordination with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and state and local governments, the health and safety of our communities remain a top priority.  We are taking every precautionary measure to prevent any additional spread of COVID-19, while ensuring the least amount of disruption to CDR operations.  From a public health perspective, it is wise and socially responsible for CDR to do its part in reducing the pandemic's curve and easing the potential burden on the health care system.  Toward the goal of safeguarding all employees, their families and members of the community.

CDR's physical office is closed until September 8th. CDR's robust telecommuting program ensures that our employees can perform essential job functions remotely. The vast majority of services to CDR's credentialed practitioners will remain uninterrupted.

CDR Examinations

  1. Entry-Level and AP: CDR examination candidates have access to test in approved Pearson VUE’s test centers. Pearson VUE test centers are re-opening in accordance with their state’s COVID reopening status. Candidates should refer to Pearson VUE’s website for the most updated COVID information: All scheduling/rescheduling/cancellations must be conducted through Pearson VUE’s website or by calling 888-874-7651.


  1. Specialist Examinations: PSI began reopening its company-owned and operated U.S.-based testing centers on May 1st. Please visit PSI’s scheduling website for more information.



We understand this is a challenging time and are committed to ensuring as little disruption for our credentialed practitioners as possible. CDR staff members are available by phone at 800/877-1600, ext. 5500, by email at or by live chat from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm central time.  If you recently mailed physical items of timely importance, please contact CDR. 




Professional Development Portfolio Deadline

CDR is aware of the fact that there are many conferences and events being postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that CPEUs that participants may have earned will not be available to report for the current 5-year PDP cycle ending May 31, 2020.

Despite the cancellation of these events, registrants are encouraged to make a sincere attempt to complete the required CPEUs (75-RDs and 50-DTRs) by May 31, 2020.  This can be accomplished by means other than live events or seminars. Alternative CPE resources are noted below.  They include a link to CDR’s CPE Database and Accredited Provider list. These resources will allow you to find many online self-study options, prior-approved recorded seminars and webinars, professional reading materials, and other online video and audio materials.


UPDATE - March 25, 2020

CDR has approved an extension of  the May 31,2020 PDP recertification deadline for completion of the CPE requirements (75/RDs and 50/DTRs) and submission of completed activity logs to July 15, 2020. This extension does not impact the length of the next PDP recertification cycle beginning June 1, 2020. 

UPDATE - May 11, 2020  

CDR has approved an expansion of the Activity Type 175: Recorded Pre-Approved maximum CPEUs to 45 CPEUs for RDs and 30 CPEUs for DTRs for all cycles that are currently active. Starting with cycles beginning June 2, 2021, the maximum CPEUs will return to 30 CPEUs for RDs and 20 for DTRs. Please note that In order for a recording to be eligible for credit, the recorded presentation must have been either preapproved by CDR for credit when it was presented live or offered by one of CDR’s accredited CPE providers. In addition, the recording must be listened to/viewed within 3 years of the original date of the live presentation (e.g., a recording of a presentation given on September 15, 2016, could be viewed for credit through September 14, 2019.)