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What is the ethics requirement?

The Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics applies to all registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) and necessitates that practitioners maintain competence by increasing professional knowledge and skills.

Lifelong learning is supported by the PDP Process which upholds principal and standard one of the Code - competence and professional development in practice (non-maleficence).

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. 

A specific ethics activity has not been designated to satisfy the 1 CPEU requirement. Learners may select, complete, and record an ethics CPE activity of their choosing if the activity meets Content Criteria and corresponds to an Activity Type definition. Content must primarily pertain to professional ethics as it relates to nutrition and dietetics practice. If completing a pre-approved recorded webinar or self-study activity, one should be mindful that all self-study activities be either: CDR Prior Approved, offered by a CDR CPE Accredited Provider, or have approval from a similar credentialing body, such as ACCME or 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.

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)

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