Professional Development Portfolio Guide with Essential Practice Competencies

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For Cycles Ending 2022: Click here for the Professional Development Portfolio Guide with Essential Practice Competencies

For Cycles Ending 2021: Click here for the Professional Development Portfolio Guide with Essential Practice Competencies

Click here for the Professional Development Portfolio Appendix

Dream Wizard: A demo version of the Goal Wizard that will allow you to go through the Goal Wizard process so that you have an idea of how this process helps you develop and submit your Step 1 Learning Plan. Click here to access the Dream Wizard.

The Learning Plan is to be submitted no later than 120 days after completing your first activity on your current 5 year recertification cycle. Please see our 120 Day Calculation Chart to see when you will need to submit your Learning Plan.

Click here for an interactive Flash presentation that explains the PDP Process

Below you will find examples of completed PDP forms. These have been filled out with respect to practitioners of varied career paths, including those not currently employed in the field of dietetics. First we will present three examples of the entire PDP process, then specific examples for each of the five steps.

Step One

Learning Plan Using The Goal Wizard Tool
Practitioner Examples

Step Two Activity Log
Practitioner Examples
Step Three Professional Development Evaluation?
Practitioner Examples
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Ethics Requirements for Recertification
Background of the Portfolio Project
Benefits of the Portfolio
For Further Reading
Preceptor Confirmation & Self-Reflection Form
Sponsored Independent Learning Contract

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