Registration Exam

It is the dietetic intern's responsibility to obtain, from CDR, and submit, according to CDR deadlines, the application to take the CDR exam. It is also the responsibility of the dietetic intern to prepare adequately to take the dietetic registration exam. New Mexico State University is neither responsible for, nor liable for, a dietetic intern's failure to pass the Dietetic Registration exam. For more up-to-date information regarding the exam, students should visit the CDR Dietetics Program.

The application fee to sit for the registration examination is $200. The exam is given throughout the year by the Commission on Dietetic Registration's (CDR) testing agency, Pearson VUE. The program director submits registration eligibility forms for students after satisfactory completion of supervised practice hours and conferring of a graduate degree. There are two-hundred fifty (250) approved test sites nationwide. For site locations refer to: Pearson|Vue. Candidates will receive the most updated test center listing at the time of test registration. If you experience difficulty either during scheduling or testing, please contact Pearson VUE's Candidate Service Center at 1-888-874-7651.

Professional Membership Requirements

AND membership dues for active registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDNs) are $220 per year. CDR charges $50 per year for registration maintenance. Additionally, 75 accrued credit hours of approved continuing education must be completed every 5 years along with a Professional Development Portfolio to maintain RDN credentials.