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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Nutrition Services for Medicare Beneficiaries. The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation's Elderly: Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.

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Appendix FAdvanced Level Credentials in Nutrition

CredentialWho Grants? Associated OrganizationRequirements to Attain
Advanced Level Credentials that Require Registration as a Dietitian (RD)
Certified Specialist Pediatrics (CSP) Renal (CSR)Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
American Dietetic Association (ADA)
RD for 3 years 4,000 hours of specialty experience (pediatric or renal) within last 6 years
Successful completion of written exam CE in area of specialty Renew every 5 years
Fellow of the American Dietetic Association (FADA)CDR ADARD Graduate degree 8 years of work experience beyond RD in multiple roles with diverse & complex responsibilities
Peer review of portfolio
Renew every 10 years
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian (CNSD)National Board of Nutrition Support Certification
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
RD Recommend 2 years of nutrition support experience
Successful completion of written exam Renew every 5 years
Advanced Level Credentials that do not Require Registration as a Dietitian (RD)
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Unrestricted license or registration (e.g., RN, RD) or be a health care professional with a minimum of a master's degree from a U.S. college or university in…nutrition…
2 calendar years of experience in direct diabetes patient and self-management education; within those 2 years or up to 5 calendar years prior to date of application…, must have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours in direct diabetes patient and self-management education; must be engaged in practice of direct diabetes patient and self-management education at time of application
Successful completion of written exam
Renew every 5 years
Specialist in Clinical Nutrition (MD, DO)
Specialist in Human Nutrition (PhD)
American Board of NutritionMD or OD with primary board certification, and 1 year of postgraduate fellowship training in clinical nutrition or 2 years of postgraduate training in subspecialty training program with supervised experience with nutritional problems or PhD in nutrition or highly related field
Letters of reference; successful completion of written exam
PhD and 2 years postdoctoral training and experience in human nutrition of which 1 year must include clinical training/ patient consultation with supervision
Letters of reference; successful completion of written exam
Certified Nutrition Support PhysicianNational Board of Nutrition Support Certification
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
MD
Certified Nutrition Support NurseNational Board of Nutrition Support Certification
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
RN
Recommend 2 years of nutrition support experience
Successful completion of written exam Renew every 5 years
Certified Nutrition Support PharmacistBoard of Pharmaceutical SpecialtiesCurrent, active license to practice pharmacy
3 years practice (upon completion of a nutrition support residency or fellowship, this requirement is decreased to 1 year)
Successful completion of written exam
Other Certification
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) (not advanced-level)Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists
American College of Nutrition
Advanced degree in nutrition from regionally accredited program
At least 1,000 hours supervised experience or at least 4,000 hours unsupervised experience; successful completion of written exam
Renew every 10 years

NOTE: For additional information see Chernoff R, Bruner D, Fitz P, Gannon J, Glade M, Hausman P, Howell WH, Jensen G, Stallings V, Wallach S, Zeisel S. 1997. Credentials available in human clinical nutrition: A report of the Intersociety Committee on Nutrition Certification. Am J Clin Nutr 65:1562–1566.

Copyright 2000 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK225298

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