Ethics CPEU Requirement Resources

What is the ethics requirement?

As a part of their recertification RDs and DTRs are required to complete at least 1 hour of continuing education related to the topic of ethics during each 5-year cycle.

There is no one single activity that you must complete to satisfy this requirement, as long as a continuing education program's content is primarily about a matter of professional ethics and how it relates to your practice. This can be either a live or self-study activity though one should be mindful that all self-study activities must be either: CDR Prior Approved, offered by a CDR Accredited Program Provider, or have approval from a similar credentialing body, such as the ACCME or the ANCC (click here for a full list).

Accordingly, you will be unable to submit your Activity Log without including at least 1 CPEU of Ethics.

Some helpful links:

You can find ethics-related activities by searching the CPE Online Database, which compiles all activities that have been prior approved, or offered by CDR Accredited Providers.

If you are a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics you will be able to access some complimentary CPEUs by reading the following ethics-related articles from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Click here to access them.

As well, below you will find a partial listing of programs offered by CDR Accredited Program Providers and links to them on their respective websites.



Wolf Rinke



Professional Ethics Course Description


Institute of Continuing Education for Nutrition Professionals

OnCourse Learning


Professional Development Resources

Calorie Control Council

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Helm Publishing


List of additional accreditation bodies for self-study activities:

  • AAFP – (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • AANP – (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)
  • AAPA – (American Academy of Physician Assistants)
  • ACCME – (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
  • ACPE – (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
  • ANCC – (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
  • APA – (American Psychiatric Association)
  • APA – (American Psychological Association)
  • APHA – (American Public Health Association)