Ethics Education Resources

Responding to a recommendation from the Academy Board of Directors, on May 9, 2011, the Commission on Dietetic Registration voted to require that RDs and NDTRs complete a minimum of 1 CPEU of Continuing Professional Education in Ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year re-certification cycle in order to re-certify. This requirement will be effective starting with the 5-year re-certification cycle which ends on May 31, 2017, and will be phased in over a 5-year period for each re-certification cycle. Many of the resources listed below are not approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as CPE activities, and, therefore, cannot be used towards satisfying the required 1.0 CPEU in ethics during each 5-year recertification cycle for RDNs and NDTRs. All activities to meet the required 1.0 CPEU in ethics must meet Professional Development Portfolio guidelines. To learn more, visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Additional Resources

International Code of Ethics

From CDR

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has over 50 external ethics-related CPE activities that can be found on the CPE Online Database. To access:

  1. Go to
  2. In Title or Description, type "ethics"
  3. Select Learning Needs Code: 1050.

Additionally, use this list of CDR Accredited Providers.

More on This Topic

  • Ethics Reading List

    The following articles have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate members on ethical practice related to the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.

  • Ethics Education Facilitators' Guide

    This "Facilitators' Guide" was created to assist dietetics educators and practitioners in providing information to current and future members and credentialed practitioners about the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.

  • Case Studies

    Case studies to assist in the understanding and implementation of the Code of Ethics.

  • Ethics Opinions

    An ethics opinion reflects the interpretation or application of the Academy and CDR's Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics by the Ethics Committee in response to a specific ethics issue or situation facing dietetics professionals in practice.