COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that CDR staff members are working remotely until April 7. Most services for CDR’s credentialed practitioners remain uninterrupted. CDR staff members are available by telephone at 800/877-1600, ext. 5500, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by live chat from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm CST. If you recently mailed physical items of timely importance, please contact CDR. For a staff list click here.
Please refer to our COVID- 19 Update page for information on Pearson VUE and PSI exam center closures and other impacted services. CDR will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as necessary.
Organizations submit individual activities to CDR for CPEUs through the Prior Approval Process.
Providers must include CDRs Critical Thinking Tool. CDR will implement this as required component of all prior approved self-study products and self-study products offered by CDR Accredited Providers effective for programs approved or re-approved on or after January 1, 2020.
The CDR Competency Assurance Panel (CAP) has initiated an update of the current CDR Program Provider Accreditation yearly renewal process. Starting with CDR Accredited Providers whose renewal period is January 10, 2020 - March 31, 2020, all Providers will be required to complete the CPE Provider Accreditation Annual Report.
CDR has revised the current continuing professional education approval criteria to require that all continuing professional education activity types* addressing diet and nutrition topics, include a CDR Credentialed RD or DTR in program planning. This policy change is effective for continuing professional activities offered on or after June 1, 2018 and for CDR credentialed practitioners recertifying beginning a new recertification cycle on or after June 2, 2018.
*Academic Coursework, and CPE activities offered by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Public Health Association (APHA), pharmacy, dentistry, and speech language pathology societies and associations are excluded from this requirement.
Prior Approval of a continuing professional education activity does not constitute endorsement by the Commission on Dietetic Registration