Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the November 2018 examination window!

Applications for November 2018 examination window are due September 28, 2018

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Annual Registration Maintenance Fee

In order to maintain their credential, all RD and DTRs must pay a yearly $60 registration maintenance fee.


This fee funds registration services for all registered professionals and is used to finance on-going CDR operations, new programs, prod-ucts and services designed to enhance the skills, credibility and marketplace perception of the dietetics profession.

 

Billing and Due Dates


Early June

Fee notices sent

August 31

$60 fee payment due

 

Late Fee Schedule


September 1 to October 31 
$60 fee, $25 late fee; $85 total due

November 1 to December 31 
$60 fee, $50 late fee; $110 total due

January 1 to March 31* 
$60 fee, $200 late fee; $260 total due

 
 
 

How to Pay


Fees can be paid online, by mail, or by contacting CDR. Resources related to making your payment can be found below.

   
 
   

New RDs and DTRs


Newly credentialed practitioners receive their fee notice via email approximately 10 days after passing the examination. After this email is received, the fee can be paid by signing into the MyCDR page, or by contacting CDR. 

After 60 days 

$25 late fee, $85 total due 

After 240 days 

Registered status will be terminated 

 
 
 

Termination of Registration


*If payment of $260 is not received by March 31, registered status is terminated.

All former RDs and DTRs who are dropped for non-payment (beginning in 2015), have two options to regain registered status:

  • Successfully complete the Registration Examination for Dietitians or Dietetic Technicians
  • Pay a $200 late fee for each year that registered status was terminated, and all past registration maintenance fees, as long as all recertification requirements are up-to-date and verified by CDR.
 

Voluntary Termination


If you want to drop your registered status, you will need to notify CDR in writing (cdr@eatright.org or 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606 ). Please include your CDR identification number and reason for dropping your credential, e.g.,

  • Retired
  • Not Currently Practicing
  • Employer Does Not Require Credential
  • Formerly a DTR, became an RD
  • Other