The Dietetic Internship and RD Exam Eligibility

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) establishes requirements for eligibility to take the entry-level registration examination for dietitians. Current requirements include academic preparation, supervised practice and confirmation of academic and practice requirements by verification.

Verification of an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics is required for admission to the U.S. Army Dietetic Internship. Upon completion of supervised practice hours and graduation from the U.S. Army Dietetic Internship, the intern will be issued a verification statement from the Program Director establishing eligibility to take the registration examination for dietitians. Attainment of the RD credential also establishes eligibility for certification/licensure at the state level, which is required of Army dietitians.