The Commission on Dietetic Registration is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. More than 80,000 dietitians and dietetic technicians across the country and the world have taken CDR exams over the past several decades. CDR currently awards seven separate and distinct credentials: Registered Dietitian (RD); Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR); Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR); and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP), Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG) and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO).
The Commission's RD/DTR certification programs are fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence based in Washington, D.C. This accreditation, which reflects achievement of the highest standards of professional credentialing.
Commission on Dietetic Registration website
RD/DTR Recertification Requirements
To maintain registered status, Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) must participate in CDR's mandatory Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification system and remit the annual registration maintenance fee.
2011 Future Connections Summit on Practice, Credentialing and Education
Where would you like dietetics practice, credentialing and education to be in the year 2021? What are future practice roles for dietetics practitioners?
These are questions that members will answer during the Future Connections Summit on Dietetics, Practice, Credentialing and Education, scheduled for March 24 to 26, 2011. During the summit, participants will have an opportunity for dialogue, consideration of expert opinions, and critical assessment of our past, present and future.
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