|CDR and Registration Process|
The Commission on Dietetic Registration
Registration Examinations for Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians FAQs
What is CDR?
The Commission is a separate credentialing agency within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It serves the public by establishing and enforcing standards for certification, recertification, the Code of Ethics, and by issuing credentials to individuals who meet these standards.
The Academy owns the credentials and allows the Commission to have independent authority regarding certification, establishment of certification fees and administering credentialing programs.
RD, RDN at a glance:https://www.cdrnet.org/certifications/registered-dietitian-rd-certification
DTR and NDTR at a glance: https://www.cdrnet.org/certifications/dietetic-technician-registered-dtr-certification
Students must complete all academic and supervised practice requirements as determined by their program director.
Click for detailed flowchart:https://www.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/files/Flow%20Chart%20-%20Revised%202-16.pdf
Your program director will provide you with the necessary forms to be completed and returned, and will initiate your eligibility application with CDR.
Click for detailed information: https://www.cdrnet.org/program-director/student-instructions
Once your application is approved, you become a candidate to sit for the exam.
-RD exam preparation:https://www.cdrnet.org/rd-exam-preparation
-DTR exam preparation: https://www.cdrnet.org/dtr-exam-preparation
Dietetic programs students and graduates at a glance: https://www.cdrnet.org/program-director/dietetics-program-students-and-graduates
All RDs and DTRs must complete continuing education to maintain their credential within a 5-year cycle (1 credit must be in ethics).
-RDs need 75 credits
-DTRs need 50 credits
Professional Development Portfolio (PDP)
Practitioners must submit a Learning Plan and Activity Log. The Learning Plan must be submitted online no later than 120 days after the completion of a practitioner’s first CPE activity.
Click to find the appropriate guide for your current 5-year cycle:https://www.cdrnet.org/pdp-access
Annual registration maintenance fee information: https://www.cdrnet.org/dates-regdates
Maintaining your credential at a glance:https://www.cdrnet.org/maintain