Standards of Practice

The Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) can be used by credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners to assess their individual performance needs.

As a part of the Scope of Practice, SOP and SOPP are tools for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners and describe competent levels of practice related to direct patient care. They serve as guides for self-evaluation and to determine the education and skills needed to advance an individual's level of practice. Although not regulations, the standards may be used by regulatory agencies to determine competency for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

Focus Area SOP and SOPP

Focus Area Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance are tools used by credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners for self-assessment, professional development and advancement of practice. Learn more by reviewing articles from the Journal collections, or the available highlights below.

Focus Area Standards for CDR Specialist Credentials Journal Collection

Focus Area Standards for RDNs Journal Collection

Academy Standards Learning Module

The learning module below, divided into two, consists of an overview of the core Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance, an outline of what's new in the revised 2017 documents and practical applications utilizing case studies. Also available is a learning module dedicated to the Scope of Practice.