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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Orientation Material for the Newly Credentialed NDTR** or DTR**

Welcome Newly Credentialed Practitioner!

On this page you will find information relating to the maintenance of your new credential.

  1. CDR's website

    You can update your database profile (address, telephone number, e-mail), enter your learning plan, log your CPE credits, and pay your registration fees on-line by clicking here[see more]

  1. Professional Development Portfolio

    CDR's recertification system, the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP), is designed to assist credentialed practitioners in planning for their professional development. You can access CDR’s Professional Development Portfolio Guide here[see more]

    Going Green: In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is Going Green. This means that CDR will no longer be distributing physical copies of the Professional Development Portfolio Guide to practitioners whose recertification cycles began 6/01/2014. All the resources that you need to complete the PDP process, including the PDP Guide, are now available on our website at

    Assess and Learn: An online resource to familiarize dietetics practitioners with the Nutrition Care Process. Learn more.

Online CPE Database: CDR maintains a Continuing Professional Education Database of prior approved activities by CDR for continuing professional education. This free service can help you find educational activities by:
  • topic
  • program provider
  • location
  • date

Further information can be obtained by accessing the online CPE Database
  1. State Licensure

    Several states have enacted laws which regulate the practice of dietetics. Should you plan to practice in these states it is important that you contact the state regulatory agency prior to obtaining employment or practicing dietetics. For a list of state regulatory agencies, please refer to the links below:

    Laws that Regulate Dietitian/Nutritionist
    State Licensure Agency List

  2. Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics

    Academy's Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics provides guidance to dietetics practitioners in their professional practice and conduct. [see more]

  3. Certificate of Training in Weight Management

  4. Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is separate and distinct from registration through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. [see more]

*Please note the RDN and RD are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here
 **Please note the NDTR and DTR are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here.