COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that CDR staff members are working remotely until September 8th. 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 cdr@eatright.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.

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DTR Credential Option—Bachelor's Degree & DPD

Individuals who have completed both a bachelor’s degree and a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), are able to take the registration examination for dietetic technicians without having to meet additional academic or supervised practice requirements.

How to Apply for Eligibility


  1. Contact the program director of your DPD program to inform him/her that you would like to be submitted for registration eligibility for the examination for dietetic technicians.
  2. When your program director has submitted you into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS), you will receive an email requesting that you complete your personal demographic information and a DTR survey. In order to avoid delays in the processing of your application, it is imperative that you complete these requirements as soon as possible.
  3. After your application has been approved by CDR, your information will be sent to our testing vendor Pearson VUE. Within 48 hours of approval, Pearson VUE will send you an Authorization to Test email allowing you to schedule your exam. Candidates approved for registration eligibility are authorized to test for one year at a time, or until they attempt the examination.
   
 

Already eligible to test and need to reauthorize?

Please do so online here or by emailing: CDRexams@eatright.org.

 
   

Information and Study Resources


For information on employment opportunities and salary outlook for DTRs, please visit the ACEND website.