What are the educational and professional requirements for a Registered Dietitian

What are the educational and professional requirements for a Registered Dietitian

  • Receive a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA)
  • Complete a CADE accredited 900 hour supervised practice program at a health-care facility or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Successfully completed the national Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration and accrue 75 hours of approved continuing professional education every five-year reporting period

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