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Student Exam Prep (StEP) is designed for anyone preparing to take the registration exam. Users have access to a database of more than 700 in-depth questions covering all domains of the exam.

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Verification Statements

  1. What is the purpose of Verification Statements?
  2. Who completes and can sign Verification Statements?
  3. Who determines the requirements for program completion?

  1. What is the purpose of Verification Statements?

    Verification of completion of dietetics programs is the method used by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to ensure that academic and supervised practice requirements for Academy Membership or Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians have been met. At various times in preparing for professional membership or registration, an individual will be asked to supply verification of both academic and supervised practice qualifications. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the individual to obtain the appropriate quantity of Verification Statements and to safeguard them until the time they are to be used in various application processes.

  2. Who completes and can sign Verification Statements?

    The Verification Statement form(s) are to be signed and completed by the appropriate program director. The signature must be that of the Program Director on record with ACEND at the Academy when the form is signed. The form should be signed on or following the date of program completion. Statements that are predated or preissued are invalid. Program completion date and signature date must include month, day, and year. Statements should be signed in a color ink other than black to distinguish the original from a photocopy. Program Directors may affix their institutional seal on this form.

  3. Who determines the requirements for program completion?

    Program Directors are responsible for evaluating transcripts or prior experience and determining coursework and/or supervised experiences students must complete to fulfill current curriculum requirements for their program. Because coursework and/or supervised practice experiences needed to complete program requirements may vary from program to program, students must complete the current requirements of the program from which they will receive the Verification Statement.