The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association. The current continuing professional education (CPE) guidelines for RDs are as follows:
CPE hours are accumulated annually from June 1 to May 31.
To maintain registration status, 75 hours of approved CPE must be reported to CDR within each five –year registration period.
All self studies must be prior approved by CDR in order to receive credit.
CDR has an online CPE Searchable Database for CDR-approved CPE activities. It can be accessed at www.cdrnet.org/applications/cpe/index.cfm. You can enter the activity, provider activity type or topic, learning needs, CPE level, state and dates and find activities that are available.
The American Dietetic Association’s Center for Professional Development provides a listing of continuing education opportunities at http://www.eatright.org/Members/content.aspx?id=8370.
The following web sites also offer programs for CPE:
National Institute of Health, www.nih.gov
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, www.anhi.org
Nutrition Education Store, http://nutritioneducationstore.com
North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), http://naccme.com/
Cornell Nutrition Works
Dietetics @ Work
Sponsored by the Dietitians of Canada. Some courses are free; there is a charge for other courses.
Food and Health Communications
Inman Seminars, http://www.inmanassoc.com
Iowa State University – Dietetics Academy, http://www.dietetics.iastate.edu/conted/homepage.php
Alternative medicine topics
Nutrition Dimension, http://www.nutritiondimension.com
Various titles, some with package deals.
Today’s Dietitian, http://www.todaysdietitian.com/todayscpe.shtml
Vantage Professional Education, http://www.Vantageproed.com
Pay when you pass the course
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