<p><strong>Activity Type 100</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#100a">I am planning on taking a nutrition class at a local university. Can this count for credit?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 101</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#101a">When do I use Activity Type 101 (Massive Open Online Courses - MOOCs)?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 102</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#102a">When do I use Activity Type 102 - Interprofessional (IPCE) &amp; Single Profession CE Offered by Jointly Accredited Providers?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 120</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#120a">I just completed a CPR course. Does this count as a certificate program?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#120b">I received a certificate of completion, does that mean I log the activity as a Certificate Program (Activity Type 120)?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 130</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#130a">How should I log the exhibits viewed at FNCE?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 140</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#140a">Can I log a culinary program/ cooking class for continuing education credit?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 150</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#150a">I went to a workshop last week, but I don&rsquo;t think the provider was CDR-approved. Can this still count for credit?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 160</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#160a">What is the appropriate way to log a Journal Club?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#160b">Do Journal Clubs require prior-approval?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 170/171</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#170a">Do I need prior approval to receive credit for a conference or live lecture, seminar, webinar, or teleseminar that has not been approved for RDs or DTRs?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 175</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#175a">What is the difference between Recorded Pre-Approved CPE (Activity Type 175) and a Self-Study Activity (Activity Types 700-740) which may also include&nbsp;recorded media?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 180</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#180a">How should I log the poster sessions viewed at FNCE?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 190</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#190a">I attended a course on how to improve leadership skills. Would this count under Professional Leadership (Activity Type 190)?&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="#190b">How do I claim CPE credit for precepting ACEND students?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 200</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#200a">I logged my Journal quizzes under Professional Reading (Activity Type 200). Why am I limited to 15 hours?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#200b">What&rsquo;s the difference between Professional Reading and Self-Study?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#200c">Is the reading of dietetics-related books eligible for CPEUs?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 205</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#205a">I recently had research accepted for publication, can I receive credit?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 230</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#230a">Can recorded FNCE sessions be utilized in a the context of a Study Group (Activity Type 230)?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 260-465 / 480-651</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#260a">What activity type do I use to log a CDR approved certification?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Activity Type 700-740</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#700a">Can I complete self-study activities that I locate online?</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>General Questions</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ1">I presented at a conference. Can I get credit for this?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ2">I wrote/published a paper/journal article. How can I log this?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ3">What is the difference between a Sphere, Competency, and&nbsp;Activity Type?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ4"><u>Why does my Activty Log show more spheres and competencies than I selected on my Learning Plan?</u></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ5"><u>Can I select a sphere and competency in my Activity Log that I didn&rsquo;t select when I created my Learning Plan? If so, do I need to update my Learning Plan?</u></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ6">Can I count ServSafe certification?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ7">I took a AND journal article quiz online. Will this automatically add to my Activity Log, or do I need to add it myself?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ8">Where can I find activities that will fulfill the ethics requirement?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ9">Do I need to complete 1 CPEU of ethics in my current cycle?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ10">Can&rsquo;t I just submit everything on paper?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ11">Does CDR still send a binder/box for me to receive the new PDP Guide and folders when my new cycle begins?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ12">Do I have to complete an activity for each sphere and competency&nbsp;on my plan?</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ13">Can I log an activity multiple times with different spheres/ competencies?</a></li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ14">Can I update my Learning Plan if my learning needs change?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ15">How many CPEUs are required of RDs/ RDNs during a 5 year recertification cycle?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ16">How many CPEUs are required of DTRs / NDTRs during a 5 year recertification cycle?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><u><a href="#GQ17">An AND journa</a></u><a href="#GQ17"><u>l&nbsp;article quiz that I completed is not showing up in my log but does appear on my completed quizzes list. Can I still get credit?</u></a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ18"><u>Why can&#39;t I select multiple spheres/ competencies for a single activity entered in my log</u><u>l article quiz that I completed is not showing up in my log but does appear on my completed quizzes list. Can I still get credit</u>?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ19">If I submit my Activity Log for final review, can I add additional activities if my CPEU total falls below the required minimum?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ20">Why can&#39;t I edit a denied activity?</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="#GQ21">Can I get credit for volunteering?</a></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 100</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="100a">I am planning on taking a nutrition class at a local university. Can this count for credit?</a></li> </ul> <p>You may use academic coursework as part of your continuing education with CDR. All academic coursework must abide by the following guidelines to be accepted for credit:</p> <ol> <li>All coursework must be&nbsp;<strong><u>Dietetics Related</u></strong>: The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition,&nbsp; social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings)</li> <li>Courses must be taken at a US regionally accredited college or university (including distance learning)</li> <li>A course must be completed within your current five-year recertification cycle to receive CPE credit</li> </ol> <p>All courses should be logged individually under Activity Type 100 with the name of the course as well as the name of the college/university attended. When logging coursework on your Step 2: Activity Log, please be sure to indicate the number of semester, trimester, or quarter credit hours that each class was worth. Academic coursework can be calculated as follows:</p> <p>1 semester credit hour = 15 CPEUs, (for example 3 semester credits are logged for 45 CPEUs)</p> <p>1 trimester credit hour = 14 CPEUs</p> <p>1 quarter credit hour = 10 CPEUs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You will be required to present an official transcript to CDR in the event that you are audited, so do please retain a transcript for your documentation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To verify if your college/university is regionally accredited please visit the link below:</p> <p><a href="https://www.chea.org/search-institutions">https://www.chea.org/search-institutions</a></p> <p>Recognized accrediting organizations:</p> <ul> <li>Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States of Colleges and Schools</li> <li>Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities</li> <li>North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission</li> <li>New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education</li> <li>Southern Association of Colleges and School, Commission on Colleges</li> <li>Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges</li> <li>Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If the transcript reflects something different than semester/trimester/quarter, please contact your registrar to determine equivalence. Or if you are attending class in person you may claim live lecture time as Activity Type 170 (each contact hour = 1 CPEU). If you are attending class online and the lectures are virtually live, you may claim live lecture time as Activity Type 171 (each contact hour = 1 CPEU).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 101</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="101a"></a>When do I use Activity Type 101 (Non-Academic Coursework: Recorded Online Academic Lectures/ Seminars)?</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Activity Type 101 is intended to log participation in the viewing of recorded lectures/ seminars offered by US regionally accredited colleges or universities. An example may include the viewing of lectures/seminars in a massive online open course (MOOC) context.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 102</strong></p> <ul> <li><a id="102a" name="102a">When do I use Activity Type 102 - Interprofessional (IPCE) &amp; Single Profession CE Offered by Jointly Accredited Providers?</a></li> </ul> <p>RDs and DTRs may now source dietetics-related* continuing education from any <a href="https://www.jointaccreditation.org/accredited-providers">Jointly Accredited Provider</a> regardless of target profession.</p> <p><a href="https://www.jointaccreditation.org/accredited-providers">Jointly Accredited Providers</a> offer continuing education targeted to specific professions and provide Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) opportunities designed to address the professional practice gaps of the healthcare team using an educational planning process that reflects input from those healthcare professionals who make up the team. The education is designed to change the skills/strategy or performance of the healthcare team, and/or patient outcomes.</p> <p>CDR has created Activity Type 102 as a means for RDs and DTRs to log completed activities acquired from Jointly Accredited Providers. Jointly Accredited Providers offer activities in various formats that may or may not align with CDRs activity type definitions. Activity Type 102 is to be used regardless of format or type.</p> <p>Credits are to be claimed based on contact hours. One hour (60 minute) is equivalent to 1 CPEU.</p> <p><strong><u>*Dietetics Related</u></strong>: The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 120</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="120a"></a>I just completed a CPR course. Does this count as a certificate program?</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CPR is not considered a Certificate Program. CPR can be logged once per 5-year recertification cycle as an Interactive Workshop (Activity Type 150) given that your Learning Plan reflects the need to enhance your knowledge or competence in this subject area. Certificate programs are intensive training programs with a component that assesses the participant. Certificate programs must meet specific guidelines outlined in the PDP Guide and be sponsored by the CDR or a CDR Accredited Provider.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="120b">I received a certificate of completion, does that mean I log the activity as a Certificate Program (Activity Type 120)?</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The receipt of a certificate of completion does not necessarily mean that you completed a certificate program. Certificate programs are intensive training programs with a component that assesses the participant. Certificate programs must meet specific guidelines outlined in the PDP Guide and be sponsored by the CDR or a CDR Accredited Provider.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 130</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="130a">How should I log the exhibits viewed at FNCE?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Exhibits (Activity Type 130) do not need to be listed separately. One may record several exhibits that relate to the same sphere/ competency &nbsp;as one event on your Step 4 Activity Log. For example, logging exhibits viewed on a given day at FNCE can be logged as &quot;FNCE Exhibits&quot;. One half (0.5) CPEU is equivalent to 1/2 contact hour (30 minutes).</p> <p>CDR has revised Activity Type 130: Exhibits to expand the maximum CPEUs for virtual exhibits that include interactive experiences, professional materials for review and download, live chat, and engagement with vendors to align with current PDP guidelines&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 140</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="140a">Can I log a culinary program/ cooking class for continuing education credit?</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Culinary programs can be logged for CE credit as Activity Type 140 (Experiential Skill Development). Please note that content must focus on food composition, food chemistry, alternative nutrient sources, cultural/ social/ economic influences, techniques to improve acceptability or compliance. The program must include a didactic component and a RD or DTR must be involved in the planning or presentation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 150</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="150a">I went to a workshop last week, but I don&rsquo;t think the provider was CDR-approved. Can this still count for credit?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior-approval from CDR. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>You may claim credit for Interactive Workshops given under CPE Activity Type 150 &ndash; provided that these activities were&nbsp;live and included interactive discussion or participation amongst attendees. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Please see the criteria below:</p> <ol> <li>Live (happens in real time)</li> <li><u>Dietetics-related</u>:&nbsp;The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings</li> <li>Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)</li> <li>Is relevant to knowledge, skills, behavior, and attitudes of professional dietetics practice</li> <li>In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR&rsquo;s PDP Guide</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Simply log the program in your Step 2: Activity Log under Activity Type 150 - Interactive Workshops&nbsp;and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity. Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals, or exams. &nbsp;Only time spent in the workshop may be counted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 160</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="160a">What is the appropriate way to log a Journal Club?</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The program title or topic (or journal article title/ citation) should be listed as the name of the activity while the name of the journal club should be listed as the provider. For example, if the journal club is one that you participate in through your employer, you could list the name of your employer + &quot;journal club&quot; as the provider.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="160b">Do Journal Clubs require prior-approval?</a></li> </ul> <p>No, since a journal club is a live activity it does not require&nbsp;CDR prior-approval. Please see a complete description of this activity in your PDP Guide.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 170/171</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="170a">Do I need prior approval to receive credit for a conference or live lecture, seminar, webinar, or teleseminar that has not been approved for RDs or DTRs?</a></li> </ul> <p>A RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior-approval from CDR. You may claim credit for presentations given under CPE Activity Type 170 &ndash; Lectures/Seminars or CPE Activity Type 171 - Teleseminars/Webinars, provided that these activities were presented live. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please see the criteria below:</p> <ol> <li>Live or on-demand with subsequent live Q&amp;A/ interaction</li> <li><u>Dietetics-related</u>:&nbsp;The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings</li> <li>Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)</li> <li>Is relevant to knowledge, skills, behavior, and attitudes of professional dietetics practice</li> <li>In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR&rsquo;s PDP Guide</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Simply log the program in your Step 2: Activity Log under Activity Type 170 - Lecture/Seminar or Activity Type 171 - Teleseminar/Webinar, and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity. Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals, or exams. &nbsp;Only time spent in lecture/seminar may be counted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 175</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="175a">What is the difference between Recorded Pre-Approved CPE (Activity Type 175) and a Self-Study Activity (Activity Types 700-740) which may also include&nbsp;recorded media?</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If the activity is recorded (non-live) with no evaluative component but the program had been prior-approved at the time the presentation was offered live and has been subsequently recorded, you may claim credit for this activity as Activity Type 175. RDs may claim up to 45 CPEUs (30 for NDTRs) under this Activity Type during a given recertification cycle.&nbsp;Recorded activities may be viewed within 3 years of the original date of the live presentation. Credit can only be given for these recorded presentations if the program was prior-approved at the time of its live presentation. A good example of Activity Type 175 are the recorded sessions available from the FNCE conferences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If the activity is recorded or web-based (non-live with an evaluative component - quiz or test), it would fall under the category of a self-study program (CPE Activity Types 700-740). Self-study programs can only be awarded CPE credit if they are prior-approved by CDR, offered by one of CDR&rsquo;s Accredited CPE Providers, or the provider is accredited by a number of other accrediting organizations that CDR recognizes. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 180</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="180a">How should I log the poster sessions viewed at FNCE?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>Posters (Activity Type 180) do not need to be listed separately. One may record several posters that relate to the same sphere/ competency &nbsp;as one event on your Step 2:&nbsp;Activity Log. For example, logging posters viewed on a given day at FNCE can be logged as &quot;FNCE Poster Sessions&quot;. One half (0.5) CPEU is equivalent to 1/2 contact hour (30 minutes).</p> <p>CDR has revised Activity Type 180: Posters to include e-poster sessions with the same standards outlined in the PDP Guide as live poster sessions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 190</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="190a">I attended a course on how to improve leadership skills. Would this count under Professional Leadership (Activity Type 190)?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>Training on the topic of professional leadership would not qualify under this activity type (see <strong>150 Interactive Workshops </strong>or <strong>170 Lectures/Seminars</strong>).</p> <p>Holding an elected or appointed office in a dietetics or dietetics-related national, state, or district organization that contributes to the acquisition of leadership skills and professional development can be awarded CPEUs under Activity Type 190 (Professional Leadership). You must complete the term of office during the current recertification cycle. You may also receive CPEUs if you have been elected for a position but have not yet taken office, as long as a preliminary term has been specified. 3 CPEUs may be claimed for each year in office, and the term of office must end during the recertification cycle for which credit is being claimed.</p> <ul> <li><a id="190b" name="190b">How do I claim CPE credit for precepting ACEND students?</a></li> </ul> <p>Learning acquired while serving as a preceptor for dietetics students in an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited dietetics program may be awarded CPEUs.</p> <p>ACEND defines a preceptor as a practitioner who serves as faculty for students/interns during supervised practice by overseeing practical experiences, providing one-on-one training, and modeling professional behaviors and values. In order to receive CPEU credit;</p> <ul> <li>The precepting must have been completed during the current recertification cycle.</li> <li>The preceptor must complete the <a href="https://www.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/files/Preceptor%20Verification%20Form%20Updated.pdf">Verification and Self- Reflection Form</a>&nbsp;provided by the program director. The form must be signed and dated by the ACEND accredited program director. The form should be retained by the preceptor as documentation to be submitted to CDR if audited.</li> </ul> <p>A maximum of 3 CPEUs per year or a total of 15 CPEUs per 5-year reporting period can be awarded for this activity.</p> <p>1 &ndash; 25 Contact Hours &ndash; 1 CPEUs</p> <p>26 &ndash; 50 Contact Hours &ndash; 2 CPEUs</p> <p>51 or Greater Contact Hours &ndash; 3 CPEUs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 200</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="200a">I logged my Journal quizzes under Professional Reading (Activity Type 200). &nbsp;Why am I limited to 15 hours?</a></li> </ul> <p>Journal Article Quizzes are considered self-study activities and are logged using Activity Type 720 (Printed Self-Study). Conversely, reading peer reviewed, dietetics-related articles from professional journals or newsletters can be cited as Professional Reading (Activity Type 200). The article must be read within 5 years of &nbsp;the date the article was published and need not include a post-test or quiz.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="200b">What&rsquo;s the difference between Professional Reading and Self-Study?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>Reading peer reviewed, dietetics-related articles from professional journals or newsletters can be cited as Professional Reading (Activity Type 200). The article must be read within 5 years of &nbsp;the date the article was published and need not include a post-test or quiz. A self-study activity (Activity Types 700-740) incorporates a post-test/ quiz evaluation of the learner and must meet the criteria for a self-study listed in the PDP Guide. Self-study activities must be offered by CDR-Accredited Providers, have been prior-approved by CDR, or be offered by providers who are accredited by a number of organizations that have been approved by CDR. Please see a list of these organizations in the PDP Guide.</p> <ul> <li><a name="200c">Is&nbsp;the reading of dietetics-related books eligible for CPEUs?</a></li> </ul> <p>No. Book reading does not meet the criteria of Activity Type 200 (Professional Reading). Additionally, Activity Type 720 (Printed Self-Study) requires that the book include a post-test/quiz evaluation of the learner and be offered by a CDR Accredited Provider, be prior-approved by CDR, or be offered by a provider who is accredited by an organization that CDR recognizes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 205</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="205a">I recently had research accepted for publication, can I receive credit?</a></li> </ul> <p>Conducting research as a sole, principal, or co-investigator can be awarded CPEUs as Activity Type 205. Since CDR does not award credit for publication or authorship, it will be necessary to list the sponsoring or funding institution as the provider (not the peer-reviewed journal in which the findings were published). Be sure to identify as the principal or co-investigator anywhere in the log entry and list the title of the study as the title of the activity. 10 CPEUs can be claimed per completed study when identifying as the co-investigator. 20 CPEUs can be claimed per completed study when identifying as the principal investigator. 60 CPEUs for RDs and 40 CPEUs for DTRs can be claimed for this activity type.&nbsp;</p> <p>Primary research as outlined in the Evidence Analysis Library Includes &ndash; Randomized Controlled Trials, Cluster Randomized Trial, Randomized Crossover Trial, Prospective Cohort Study, Retrospective Cohort Study, Non-Randomized Controlled Trial, Non-Randomized Crossover Trial, Case-Control Study, Time Series Study, Reliability Study, Non-Controlled Trial, Case Study or Case Series, Other Descriptive Study, Cross-Sectional Study, Trend Study, Before-After Study; systematic reviews with or without meta-analyses are also considered research for this activity type. The research must have been conducted after the investigator has become an RDN or RD, or NDTR or DTR. Please note that research conducted in an academic setting can be logged as Academic Coursework (Activity Type 100).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 230</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="230a">Can recorded FNCE sessions be utilized in&nbsp;the context of a Study Group (Activity Type 230)?&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p>Yes. As long as Study Groups are preplanned, provide for group participation, include 3 or more professionals, and include in-depth study of a specific, dietetics-related topic then the recorded FNCE sessions (no older than 1 year) can be used in this context. Please be sure to include the title/ topic, coordinator, date completed and CPEUs in your activity log. Also, be sure to retain a &nbsp;certificate of attendance/ completion, or CPE agenda/outline (objectives, date timeline, coordinator).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 260-465 / 480-651</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="260a">What activity type do I use to log a CDR approved certification?</a></li> </ul> <p>CPEUs can be awarded for qualifying certifications earned during the current 5-year recertification cycle and up to 6 months before your current recertification cycle. The date of completion of the certification can be either the date of notification of successful completion of the requirements for certification or the date of the examination required for certification. You must complete the certification examination or recertification requirements before May 31 of the last year of the recertification cycle. Notification of successful completion of the certification should be received by May 31 of the last year of the recertification cycle, so that you can record the certification on your Activity Log before you finish and submit your Activity Log on May 31 to CDR for review. However, if you receive notification of successful completion by June 30 of the last year of the recertification cycle, you can record the certification on your Activity Log and finish and submit our Activity Log no later than June 30 to CDR for review.</p> <p>CDR approved certification list:</p> <p>For cycles ending 2021 &ndash; 2024 <a href="https://admin.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/PDP%20Guide%20certification%20list%202024.pdf">click here to see approved certification list</a></p> <p>For cycles ending 2025 and later <a href="https://admin.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web///PDP%20Guide%20certification%20list%202026.pdf">click here to see approved certification list</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Activity Type 700-740</strong></p> <ul> <li><a name="700a">Can I complete self-study activities that I locate online?</a></li> </ul> <p>Self-study programs can only be awarded CPE credit if they are prior-approved by CDR, offered by one of CDR&rsquo;s Accredited CPE Providers, offered by a Jointly Accredited Provider, or the provider is accredited by any &nbsp;number accrediting organizations that CDR recognizes.* The accrediting organization as well as the name of the provider should be indicated on your Activity Log.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Accrediting organizations recognized by CDR:</p> <ul> <li>AAFP &ndash; American Academy of Family Physicians</li> <li>AANP &ndash; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners</li> <li>AAPA &ndash; American Academy of Physician Assistants</li> <li>ACCME &ndash; Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education</li> <li>ACPE &ndash; Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education</li> <li>ANCC &ndash; American Nurses Credentialing Center</li> <li>APA &ndash; American Psychiatric Association</li> <li>APA &ndash; American Psychological Association</li> <li>APHA &ndash; American Public Health Association</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>General Questions</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ1">I presented at a conference. Can I get credit for this?</a></li> </ul> <p>Unfortunately, since you would be considered the expert in this role, credit cannot be awarded. Any preparation for the presentation that meets PDP criteria and adheres to an existing PDP Activity Type can be claimed. Examples include Professional Reading (Activity Type 200) or Research (Activity Type 205)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ2">I wrote/ published a paper/journal article. How can I log this?</a></li> </ul> <p>Unfortunately, CDR does not award credit for authorship/publication. However, authors of articles published in scientific peer-reviewed journals or chapters in dietetics related textbooks can increase their Professional Reading (Activity Type 200) CPEU limit. Please click the&nbsp;add an activity button on your Activity Log and&nbsp;select Activity Type 200 from the dropdown box. An image of a book will appear in the right hand column. Please click on this image to record your publication to increase your CPEU limit for Activity Type 200.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, if you are the principal or co-investigator on a completed/ published research study, please see Activity Type 205 (Research)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ3" id="GQ3" name="GQ3">What is the difference between a Sphere, Competency, and&nbsp;Activity Type?</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Spheres</strong> describe core and functional areas of dietetics practice.</p> <p><strong>Competencies</strong> are identifiable knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are expected outcomes of CPE activities.</p> <p><strong>Activity Types</strong> are 3-digit numbers that appear on the Activity Log that let CDR know what kind of activity you completed (i.e. lecture, workshop, self-study, etc.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a id="GQ4" name="GQ4">Why does my Activty Log show more spheres and competencies than I selected on my Learning Plan?</a></li> </ul> <p>The Activty Log is no longer tied to your Learning Plan. Hence, a comprehensive list of spheres and competencies are available to you in your Activity Log. You may choose any as you see fit.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a id="GQ5" name="GQ5">Can I select a sphere and competency in my Activity Log that I didn&rsquo;t select when I created my Learning Plan? If so, do I need to update my Learning Plan?</a></li> </ul> <p>You may choose any sphere or competency regardless of if you selected it on your Learning Plan. Plan updates are optional.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ6">Can I count ServSafe certification?</a></li> </ul> <p>ServSafe training can be claimed for CPE credit once per five-year cycle when the training is ...</p> <ol> <li>Live or on-demand with subsequent live Q&amp;A/ interaction*</li> <li><u>Dietetics-related</u>:&nbsp;The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings</li> <li>Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)</li> <li>Is relevant to knowledge, skills, behavior, and attitudes of professional dietetics practice</li> <li>In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR&rsquo;s PDP Guide</li> </ol> <p>An RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior-approval from CDR.&nbsp;Simply log the program in your Activity Log under Activity Type 170 - Lecture/Seminar and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity.&nbsp;Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.</p> <p>*Please note that a few ServSafe self-studies (web-based 740) have been approved by CDR. Please see below:</p> <ol> <li>ServSafe Allergen &ndash; National Restaurant Association &ndash; approved for 2 CPEUs under Activity Type 740.</li> <li>ServSafe Manager Online Course &ndash; National Restaurant Association &ndash; approved for 10 CPEUs under Activity Type 740.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ7">I took a AND journal article quiz online. Will this automatically add to my Activity Log, or do I need to add it myself?</a></li> </ul> <p>Successful completion of the online quiz and successful prompting of the system to input the data in your log should result in the auto-population of the information. In the event that the quiz does not populate your log, you can either manually enter the information by clicking &quot;Add Activity&quot; in your log and entering the activity as Activity Type 720 (printed self-study) or click &ldquo;transfer&rdquo; next to the journal article on your completed quiz list.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ8">Where can I find activities that will fulfill the ethics requirement?</a></li> </ul> <p>Activities that pertain to ethics in the field of dietetics can be found in the following locations:</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdrnet.org/ethics">CDR Ethics Page</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cdrnet.org/products/continuing-professional-development-education">CPE Database</a></p> <p>Another option would be to visit the websites of <a href="http://www.cdrnet.org/commission-on-dietetic-registration-continuing-professional-education-accredited-providers">CDR&#39;s Accredited Providers</a></p> <p>There is no one single activity that you must complete to satisfy this requirement, as long as a continuing education program&#39;s content is primarily about a matter of professional ethics and how it relates to your practice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ9">Do I need to complete 1 CPEU of ethics in my current cycle?</a></li> </ul> <p>All RDs and DTRs on all active recertification cycles must complete at least 1 CPEU pertaining to ethics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ10">Can&rsquo;t I just submit everything on paper?</a></li> </ul> <p>CDR has phased&nbsp;out paper forms. Email cdr@eatright.org or call 1-800-877-1600 ext. 5500 if you require assistance navigating&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cdrnet.org">www.cdrnet.org</a>. Special requests for paper are considered. Restrictions apply.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ11">Does CDR still send a binder/box for me to receive the new PDP Guide and folders when my new cycle begins?</a></li> </ul> <p>CDR no longer prints/issues a binder or PDP box. All information can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.cdrnet.org/pdp/professional-development-portfolio-guide">https://www.cdrnet.org/pdp/professional-development-portfolio-guide</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ12" id="GQ12" name="GQ12">Do I have to complete an activity for each sphere and competency&nbsp;on my plan?</a></li> </ul> <p>No, you do not have to complete an activty for each sphere and competency on your plan. You can also use spheres and competencies more than once on your Activity Log.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="#GQ13" id="GQ13" name="GQ13">Can I log an activity multiple times with different spheres/ competencies?</a></li> </ul> <p>No. Please choose a single sphere/ competency that describes how the activity enhances your skillset, behavior, performance, abilities, attitude &ndash; competence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a id="GQ14" name="GQ14"><strong>Why can&#39;t I select multiple spheres/ competencies for a single activity entered in my log?</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>The system is designed for a single sphere/ competency to be affiliated with a completed activity. Please choose one that is most applicable.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ15">Can I update my Learning Plan if my learning needs change?</a></li> </ul> <p>Yes. A Learning Plan can be <u>optionally</u> updated via the Competency Plan Builder to reflect changes in your employment situation or shifts in your pursuit&nbsp;of knowledge/competence in various professional areas. Plans and Logs must be submitted no later than 5/31 of the last year of your 5-year recertification cycle.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ16">How many CPEUs are required of RDs/ RDNs during a 5 year recertification cycle?</a></li> </ul> <p>75 CPUEs, including 1 CPEU in ethics</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ17">How many CPEUs are required of DTRs / NDTRs during a 5 year recertification cycle?</a></li> </ul> <p>50 CPEUs, including 1 CPEU in ethics</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ18">An AND journal article quiz that I completed is not showing up in my log but does appear on my completed quizzes list. Can I still get credit?</a></li> </ul> <p>Yes. If the quiz was completed during your 5 year recertification cycle, it can be entered manually by clicking &quot;add activity&quot; in your Activity Log or&nbsp;or click &ldquo;transfer&rdquo; next to the journal article on your completed quiz list. The Activity Type to use for journal article quizzes is 720 - Printed Self-Study.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ19">If I submit my Activity Log for final review, can I add additional activities if my CPEU total falls below the required minimum?</a></li> </ul> <p>If you submit your Activity Log for final review in advance of the 5/31 deadline of the last year of your 5 year recertification cycle and if your total falls below the minimum 75 CPEUs for RDs and 50 CPEUs for DTRs, your Log will be unsubmitted and you will be allowed to add additional activities completed on or before 5/31 of the last year of your recertification cycle. While CDR recommends submission prior to 5/31 of the last year of your recertification cycle, a grace period is extended for log&nbsp; and plan submission through &nbsp;midnight central time on 6/30 of the last year of your recertification cycle. Again, all activities must be completed by 5/31 of the final year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a name="GQ20">Why can&#39;t I edit a denied activity?</a></li> </ul> <p>Denied activities cannot be edited or deleted. They remain in your log as a record. Re-entry of a denied activity with appropriate/ requested information is permissible. Simply click &quot;add activity&quot;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a id="GQ21" name="GQ21">Can I get credit for volunteering?</a></li> </ul> <p>Despite being a very worthwhile activity, CDR does not award credit for volunteer activities since you would be considered the expert in this role.&nbsp;You may, however,&nbsp;be able to claim dietitics-realted* formal training that you receive that would prepare you for an activity of this nature as long as the subject matter corresponds to spheres/ competencies on your Learning Plan and the activity itself adheres to available CPE Activity Types.</p> <p>*<u>Dietetics-related</u>:<strong><u> </u></strong>The integration, application, and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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