Montana Nutritionist Certification and license
*Do not assume that any schools and programs listed on this site are a path to obtaining the RD credential. For credential information on actual schools that offer programs to the RD credential, view the ADA's official website at www.eatright.org.
The Montana Dietetic Association requires that all dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) who practice nutrition or dietetics in Montana successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination, as well as the agency’s education and registration guidelines. The CDR, the examining body of the ADA, administers these tests for those that have completed the required college or university degrees. Montana is one of 23 states that requires both a state examination and registration in addition to the national CADE certification process.
Certification to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR, the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Montana Dietetic Association are as follows:
- Earn a four-year bachelor’s degree or higher composed of courses approved by the ADA’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).
- Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship.
- Successfully pass the national exam administered by the CDR.
- Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and the Montana Dietetic Association. All information on certification can be found here (www.nutritionist-world.com/ADA_registered_dietitian_regs.html) on Nutritionist-World.com.