Completion of the Dietetic Internship requires the following:
- Successful completion of all planned supervised practice rotations and
assignments as evaluated by preceptors and the DI Director. Successful
completion of each rotation is based on the internship program’s
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. Interns should receive a score
of 3 (on a 5 point scale) or higher on all evaluations.
- The DI provides a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice.
- The intern will receive written notification of progress toward completion
of requirements throughout the year in the form of written evaluations
and monthly meetings with the program director to discuss progress.
- After satisfactory completion of the supervised practice the graduate will
receive a verification statement and will be eligible to sit for the CDR
credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists.
Steps to Become an RDN
The 5 Steps
- Complete a bachelor's degree and receive a verification statement from
an ACEND-accredited program (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated
Program, Future Graduate Program, Foreign or International Dietitian Education
Program) Note: Effective January 1, 2024, a graduate degree will be required
to be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration. (Dietetic
- Complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice dietetic internship program
or Individual Supervised Practice Pathway is an option. The NOMC dietetic
internship achieves this step.
- Pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration's dietetic registration exam.
- Gain licensure in your state of practice, if applicable.
- Maintain continuing education.
Learn more about how to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.