The process is similar in that all academic degrees must be evaluated by one of the foreign degree validation agencies in the list of Independent Foreign Degree Evaluation Agencies below. This evaluation and copies of all transcripts then need to be reviewed by a Director of an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Technician Program or a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Refer to the ACEND-accredited programs below. Additional coursework and supervised practice may be required to obtain an original verification statement of completion of the Dietetic Technician Program or a Didactic Program in Dietetics. After you have obtained the verification statement, the program director will submit your registration eligibility application to CDR. Then, CDR will mail confirmation of eligibility to you. Subsequently, you will receive an application for the registration examination from the testing agency. Upon achievement of a passing score on the exam, you will become a Dietetic Technician, Registered (refer to the DTR flowchart).
The Commission publishes a Study Guide for the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians. To purchase the Guide (Catalog number 063006) call the Academy Sales and Customer Service Team at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 or 312/899-0040, ext. 5000.
If you have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a US regionally-accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent, and have a verification statement from the Director of an ACEND-accredited DPD program, you may submit the registration eligibility application to CDR. A Registration Eligibility Application for Dietetic Technicians may be obtained by calling the Commission on Dietetic Registration at 312/899-0040, ext. 4764. All original documents as outlined in the application materials must be attached to the application. The complete application must be submitted by the designated postmark deadline date. Written confirmation of receipt of the application will be forwarded to you. Upon achievement of a passing score on the exam, you will become a Dietetic Technician, Registered. This option could be considered by graduates of ACEND-accredited DPD programs who do not receive an appointment to a Dietetic Internship and want to be credentialed as a Dietetic Technician, Registered (refer to the DTR flowchart).