Graduation and Program Completion Requirements
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the intern will receive the verification statement in order for the intern to sit for the RD exam.
- 100 percent of the assignments and evaluations are completed, including remedial work if required
- A resume must be completed and on file
- Additional information on successful completion of the program can be found in Policies and Procedures, #14 - Criteria for Successful Completion of Program
Becoming a Registered Dietitian
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a masters degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelors degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDRs Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDRs website. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited [program type] program at [Institution name] are eligible to [apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN].
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements visit the CDRs website.
For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN visit eatrightpro.org.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), through its many association groups, offers a variety of scholarships and educational stipends to individuals pursuing undergraduate and advanced degrees in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas. General scholarship and educational stipend information from the AND Foundation, the dietetic practice groups and affiliate (state) and district dietetic associations can be accessed from the respective group's information listed on this site.
Detailed information on scholarships and grants available from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is available at:
Detailed information about federal grants and loans administered by the United States Department of Education is available at: