Appendix F
Advanced Level Credentials in Nutrition

Credential

Who Grants? Associated Organization

Requirements 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 ADA

RD 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



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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly: Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population Appendix F Advanced Level Credentials in Nutrition Credential Who Grants? Associated Organization Requirements 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 ADA RD 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

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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly: Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population Credential Who Grants? Associated Organization Requirements to Attain 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 Nutrition MD 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 Physician National Board of Nutrition Support Certification American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition MD

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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly: Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population Credential Who Grants? Associated Organization Requirements to Attain Certified Nutrition Support Nurse National 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 Pharmacist Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Current, 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.