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Welcome to the CDR Online Credential Verification System!

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) on-line verification system provides current credential status of Registered Dietitians; Dietetic Technicians, Registered; Board Certified Specialty in Pediatric Nutrition, Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition and Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. The system will instantaneously provide verification information that would be provided if a customer contacts CDR directly.

The on-line verification system serves as a primary source verification of credentials issued by the CDR. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the correct identity of the individual whose credentials are being verified on this on-line system and to avoid confusion between two individuals with similar names. In cases in which a practitioner is using a credential that cannot be verified, and is thus engaged 'misuse' of a CDR issued credential, the user can e-mail CDR at creidy@eatright.org.

The CDR on-line verification system will provide credential information regarding status for the following credentials:

Registered Dietitian - The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Registered Dietitian (RD) as an individual who: (1) has completed the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent; (2) has met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; (3) has completed pre-professional experience accredited/approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; (4) has successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians; (5) has remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and (6) has accrued 75 hours of approved continuing professional education within a specific five-year reporting period.

Dietetic Technician, Registered - The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) as an individual who (1) has completed a minimum of an Associate Degree granted by a US accredited college/university; (2) has completed a Dietetic Technician Program as accredited/approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; (3) has successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians; (4) has remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and (5) has accrued 50 hours of approved continuing professional education every five years; OR (1) has completed the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent; (2) has met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; (3) has completed a supervised practice program under the auspices of a Dietetic Technician Program as accredited/approved by The Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; (4) has fully completed the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians; (5) has remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and (6) has accrued 50 hours of approved continuing professional education within a specific five-year reporting period

Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition - The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition as an individual who (1) has Registered Dietitian status for a minimum of two years (see above for definition of Registered Dietitian); (2) has completed 2,000 hours of practice as an RD in the specialty within the last five years; and (3) has successfully completed the Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition examination.

Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition - The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition as an individual who (1) has maintained Registered Dietitian status for a minimum of two years (see above for definition of Registered Dietitian); (2) has completed 2,000 hours of practice as an RD in the specialty within the last five years; and (3) has successfully completed the Board Certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition examination.

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics- The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics as an individual who (1) has maintained Registered Dietitian status for a minimum of two years (see above for definition of Registered Dietitian); (2) has completed 1,500 hours of practice in the specialty are within the last five years while maintaining registered dietitian status (Please note: Until May 31, 2009, certain education will be allowed to substitute for a maximum of 1,200 hours of the required experience); and (3) has successfully completed the Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics examination.

Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition- The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition as an individual who (1) has maintained Registered Dietitian status for a minimum of two years (see above definition of Registered Dietitian); (2) has completed 2,000 hours of practice in the specialty are within the last five years while maintaining registered dietitian status; and (3) has successfully completed the Board Certification a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition examination.

Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition- The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition as an individual who (1) has maintained Registered Dietitian status for a minimum of two years (see above definition of Registered Dietitian); (2) has completed 2,000 hours of practice in the specialty are within the last five years while maintaining registered dietitian status; and (3) has successfully completed the Board Certification a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition examination.

Fellow of the American Dietetic Association - The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines the Fellow of the American Dietetic Association as an individual who is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (refer to above definition of the Registered Dietitians), and who (1) has completed a minimum of a master's degree; (2) has completed minimum of eight years of work experience while maintaining registered dietitian status; (3) has accomplished at least one professional achievement; (4) has a occupation of multiple professional roles with diverse and complex responsibilities and functions; (5) possesses a diverse network of broad, geographically dispersed professional contacts; and (6) has an approach to practice that reflects a global perspective, deals with the practice situation as it evolves, uses innovative and creative solutions, is intuitive, and values professional growth and self-knowledge. CDR is no longer accepting applications for the Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. Click here for more information.

To search the on-line verification system, the user must enter the CDR registration identification number and the credentialed practitioner's primary state of residence. Although the CDR database may reflect both a primary and a secondary address, this system will only search the database using the primary address. the state of residence does not match the primary address in the database, you will receive a message indicating "the state does not match primary address." You must contact the CDR office at 1/800-877-1600 extension 5500, to resolve this issue before taking any action.

Terms and Conditions

The Commission on Dietetic Registration provides this on-line system as a service to the public, and users of the system are granted access on the strict condition of their willingness to agree to and abide by these terms. The use of this system for any purpose other than the verification of an individual's credentials, including compilations of data, the creation of or mailing lists, or other commercial purposes is prohibited, as is the download and/or establishment of independent data files and the republication, resale, or duplication of the data in whole or in part.

CDR will make every effort to ensure that the information provided through the system is accurate and current. It cannot, however, guarantee the absolute accuracy of the information, and all persons using the system do so at their own risk. In addition, each user assumes the responsibility to ensure that any information is applicable to the correct individual for whom verification is sought. Users acknowledge that CDR shall not liable to users or to any other party, for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon such information obtained through this service.

CDR has the right in its discretion to make changes from time to time to any aspect of the Web site including the privacy statement. Any changes shall be effective on the date posted. If the foregoing terms and conditions are acceptable, please indicate agreement and acceptance by selecting one of the following:
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