The Commission on Dietetic Registration (credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association) offers the Registered Dietician (RD) examination for certification purposes. Candidates must meet specific academic and work experience eligibility requirements before taking this test. The test has been created to assess what a beginning RD would need to know and do in order to succeed in this field.
The substance of the test is broken down as follows:
- Food and nutrition – 15%
- Clinical and community nutrition – 40%
- Education and research – 7%
- Food and nutrition systems – 18%
- Management – 20%
For this test, candidates must provide an answer to every question before they can move on to the next one. Candidates cannot go back to change or re-assess any preceding items. All candidates will get their results at the end of the test. The raw score (the number answered correctly) will be converted to a scaled score in the 1-50 range. The minimum passing scaled score is 25.
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