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Commission on Dietetic Registration

The Commission on Dietetic Registration awards credentials to individuals at entry and specialty levels who have met CDR’s standards for competency to practice in the nutrition and dietetics profession, including successful completion of its national certification examination and recertification by continuing professional education or examination.

The purpose of the Commission, as the credentialing agency and organization unit of the Academy, is to serve the public by establishing and enforcing standards for certification, recertification and the Code of Ethics and by issuing credentials to individuals who meet these standards.  The Academy owns the credentials; however, CDR has independent authority in matters pertaining to certification, including standard setting, establishment of certification fees and administering credentialing programs.  CDR maintains a registry of over 112,000 credentialed dietetics practitioners.

CDR currently administers nine separate and distinct credentialing programs:

  • Registered Dietitian and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered and Dietetic Technician, Registered
  • Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition
  • Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
  • Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
  • Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
  • Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
  • Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition
  • Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition

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Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!