New! CDR Advanced Practice Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). Apply NOW for the first Examination, November 2015! For eligibility requirements, testing information and the application, please visit CDR's website. (Applications for this exam are due August 3.)

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Professional Development Portfolio

The underlying principle of the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) process is that effective continuing professional education (CPE) involves more than information transfer alone. Research shows CPE is optimized when each practitioner identifies knowledge and skills needed for professional competence, uses appropriate educational methods, and develops individualized strategies to implement what has been learned by applying it to professional practice.
 
Building upon these principles, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) constructed a PDP process, which promotes lifelong learning and continuing professional competence while providing you with the tools to achieve these aims. The tools will enable you to analyze circumstances, requirements, and essential practice competencies within your profession; create and carry out an individualized continuing education activity; and evaluate the success of using CPE in your professional life.
Please click on the link below to access your Professional Development Portfolio Guide and other helpful resources such as a PDP Flash Presentation that explains the PDP process; a 120 Day calculation chart that will assist you in determining when you will need to submit your Learning Plan; examples of learning plans and activity logs; and a background of the portfolio project. 
 

Click here for the Professional Development Portfolio Guide and Appendix


Comments regarding the Professional Development Portfolio Guide and forms? E-mail cdr@eatright.org.