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Prior Approval Information

To register for a new Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider account, please click here
**Please allow for 2 - 3 business days for account approval**

Continuing Professional Education

CPE encompasses activities or materials that RDs and DTRs attend for recertification purposes. All CPE activities must have the characteristics outlined in the document below:


Prior Approval Process FAQ

Below are answers to most Prior Approval questions.



Find forms and resources related to registration eligibility and optional membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



**NEW: Provider Toolbox**
As of Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Provider Toolbox has been added to the CPE Provider toolbar to enhance the prior approval submission experience. The Provider Toolbox includes helpful information and resources to support and guide you through the prior approval submission process.
Access the Provider Toolbox by logging into your CPE Provider account or by clicking here.

New Requirements

  • Providers must include CDRs Critical Thinking ToolCDR 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.
  • 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.