Steps to certify as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Complete a nutrition and dietetics program accredited by ACEND. By 2024, all RD’s must have a master’s degree or higher in order to sit for the CDR exam.
  • Complete 1000 hours of Supervised Experiential Learning (through fieldwork and alternate experiences provided through coursework).
  • Pass the national Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Exam.
  • If the state you live in requires licensure, you will need to apply for a license in the state you wish to practice in.
  • State licensure information 
  • If you live in New York, you can apply for the Certified Dietitian- Nutritionist (CDN) after passing the RD exam. 
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