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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Bibliography on CDR Programs and Initiatives

To find out how to learn more about CDR programs and initiatives, review the bibliography list below.

Board Certification as a Specialist

The current state of specialty practice in pediatric nutrition and renal nutrition. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 98(11):1339-1352.

Achieving excellence in dietetics practice: certification of specialists and advanced-level practitioners. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 93(2):149-150.

President's Page: Beyond the RD*. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 90(8):1117-1121.

President's Page: Specialization in dietetics - the time has come. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 86(8):1072-1076.

Specialty practice in dietetics: Empirical models and results. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 93(2):203-210.

RD* and DTR** Examinations/Computer Based Testing

2005 Commission on Dietetic Registration dietetics practice audit. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 106(6): 957-964.e22.

Distinguishing Entry-Level RD* and DTR** Practice. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 106(6): 965-971.

Computer-based certification tests integrate testing and scoring, increase convenience. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 98(10):1102. An explanation of the impact computer-based testing has on both candidate and institutional score reporting.

Computer-based testing: A new experience in 4 easy steps. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 99(2):156. A step by step review of the computer-based testing process from eligibility application through scoring.

Professional Development Portfolio

Challenging the Future of Dietetic Education and Credentialing. Chicago IL: The American Dietetic Association and the Commission on Dietetic Registration; 1994.

Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 1997: HR1-30.

Frankel MS. Taking ethics seriously. Building a professional community. Journal of Dental Hygiene. 1992;66(9):386-392.

How to design your professional development portfolio. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 99(5):536-537.

Reforming Health Care Workforce Regulation: Policy Considerations for the 21st Century. San Francisco, CA: Pew Health Professions Commission; 1995. Order from the Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco by phone at 415-476-8181 or visit their web site.

Strengthening Consumer Protection: Priorities for Health Care Workforce Regulation. San Francisco, CA: Pew Health Professions Commission; 1998. Order from the Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco by phone at 415-476-8181 or visit their web site.

The Professional Development 2001 Portfolio. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 99(5):612-614.

The value of lifelong learning: key element in professional career development. Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 99(5):538-543.

Dietetics Practice Audit

Entry-Level Dietetics Practice Audit: Results from the 2005 Commission on Dietetic Registration Entry-Level Dietetics Practice Audit. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 106(6):957-964.e22.

*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.