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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CDR New RDN Nominee Biographical Information

To accept your nomination, fax the following items to 312/899-4772.
Participants in the nominations process commit to the following statements:
  • I support CDR's purpose, mission and vision.
  • I acknowledge that a decision to decline a nomination is not public information and will not be disclosed. 
  • I understand that individuals are discouraged from vacating an elected office to serve in another elected office, whether at the DPG or affiliate level. 
  • I understand that an individual serving in a nationally appointed position is not eligible to be considered for the national Academy ballot where terms of service would overlap.
  • Failure to honor these statements may result in the withdrawal of my name from the nomination process. 
A newly credential registered dietitian nutritionist is defined as a registered dietitian nutritionist who was initially registered by CDR between April 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017.
Nominees should possess demonstrated leadership qualities and knowledge of credentialing requirements for the nutrition dietetics profession. Nominees should be strategically oriented.
Recommended Skill Sets
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Encourages and promotes diversity.
  • Builds a network of relationships and resources.
  • Demonstrates organizational and management skills.
  • Provide the newly credentialed practitioner perspective to CDR on certification and recertification issues.
  • Commit to team decision-making and accomplishment of CDR's strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate objectivity in advising, counseling and working with the Commission.
  • Exhibit skills in consensus building.
  • Act and advocate in all appropriate ways before the public, the profession and educational entities, and all levels of government to encourage and achieve the highest standards in the practice of dietetics.
  • Establish and evaluate standards, policies and procedures for the certification program including registration eligibility, examination development and recertification.
  • Establish fees and provide for responsible fiscal planning and control for the administration of the certification program.
  • Establish policies and guidelines for the administration of the appeals process.
  • Assist CDR Chair in the appointment of committees and task forces to assist the Commission in its program of work.
Time Requirements
This position will be appointed for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2019. Time requirement including travel, meeting days and teleconferences is approximately 20 days per year. Employer support in advance is encouraged.
Need Help? Contact Christine Reidy, Executive Director, CDR at or 800/877-1600 ext 4857 if you have any questions. CDR is committed to providing leadership opportunities for all groups and promoting diversity within the organization. Please provide your demographic information to help us achieve our goal. 
The Commission will meet in early April to make the newly credentialed practitioner appointment to CDR. The newly credentialed practitioner selected for this appointment will be notified by telephone and mail by May 15, 2017.
Please complete the Nominee Biographical Information Form and fax to 312/899-4772 along with your resume by April 1, 2017.