Program Completion

A Verification Statement is necessary for eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination.

The DI requires 39 credits and conferring of a Master's degree for completion. Dietetic interns must demonstrate both academic and supervised practicum competence. Dietetic interns must earn a B- grade or better on all final supervised practicum evaluations and DI projects.

In addition, the dietetic intern must pass a proficiency exam at the end of the DI program with a minimum score of 80% for successful completion of the program.

The Verification Statement to CDR may be delayed or withheld if a dietetic intern does not meet the practicum evaluation standard of a B- or better or the project requirements of a B- or better, as this does not demonstrate entry level competence of all program requirements. The Verification Statement may also be delayed or withheld in the case of outstanding financial obligations.

For interns who successfully complete the DI, the Internship Director will submit all required information to the Commission on Dietetic Registration to verify eligibility to take the Dietetic Registration exam.