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 April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination window are due March 2, 2018.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Scroll down and locate the CDR Website page where you can find the answer to your questions by subject area which are listed alphabetically.

Accredited Program
How do I become an accredited CPE program provider?
How do I locate a list of accredited CPE program providers?
Fact Sheet

Advanced Practice Certification
How do I become certified in Advanced Practice?

Does CDR have an Ap Link to MyCDRGo page?

Appeals Process
            How do I file an appeal?

Assess and Learn Module
Which Assess and Learn Modules are available from CDR and how do I purchase them?

Board Certified Specialist
What are the requirements for board certified specialists and where are the examinations offered?
Gerontological Nutrition
Obesity & Weight Management
Oncology Nutrition
Pediatric Nutrition
Renal Nutrition
Sports Dietetics
Canadian RD
How do I get certified?
How do I maintain my certification?

CPE Database
            Where do I locate the online CPE database?
Code of Ethics
            Where can I locate the Code of Ethics for credentialed practitioners?

What are competencies?

Credential Title Option Credential Placement
How do I place my credentials?
Entry Level Exams - RDN & NDTR
What are the RDN eligibility Requirements?
What are the NDTR eligibility Requirements?
How do I purchase the study guides?
Computer Based Test Fact Sheet
Where can I locate orientation materials for newly credentialed RDNs?
Where can I locate orientation materials for newly credentialed NDTRs?
Fee - RDN & NDTR
How do I pay my registration fee?
How do I provide feedback to CDR?

Fellow Certification
How do I find about the Fellow certification program?

Focus Area Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance
Tools used by credentialed dietetics practitioners

Mailing Lists
How do I purchase mailing lists for CDR credentialed practitioners?

Message Center
How do I access the message center?

Name & Address Change
Instructions for changing my address on-line.
How do I change my name?

Does CDR have a newsletter?

Preceptor Training Course
          Where do I find out about the online Preceptor Training Course?

Professional Development Portfolio Recertification System
 Where do I find the Professional Development Portfolio Guide?
 How do I submit my learning plan?
 How do I log my CPEUs?
 How do I determine when my 120 grace period expires for submitting my CPEUs?
Prior Approval of CPE programs
How do I submit my CPE programs for prior approval?
Reauthorization to take then entry-level exam
How do I become reauthorized to take the entry-level exam?

Registration Statistics
How do I locate how many practitioners are credentialed by CDR?

Registration Status Certificate
How do I purchase a registration status certificate?
Registration Verification
How do I verify if an individual is credentialed by CDR as an RDN, NDTR or board certified specialist?

Staff Contact List
How do I locate a CDR Staff Member by area of expertise?

State Licensure
How do I find out if my state has licensure?

Weight Management Programs
When are the weight management programs offered?
Adult Weight Management
Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
Level 2 Weight Management

How do I order a weight management self-study module?
Adult Weight Management
Childhood and Adolescent
Level 2 Adult Weight Management