Continuing Education Program Prior-Approval Process in Pennsylvania

Why should I get my continuing education program approved in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that providers of live activities in Pennsylvania receive approval from our PA Academy Continuing Education Approval Process so that the program is able to be submitted for continuing education credit for licensure in PA.

How do I submit a program for approval?

  1. To submit a program for approval in PA, you must first submit for approval with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). To do this, you must obtain a Login and Password for the CDR continuing education database. Instructions to obtain a Login and Password for the CDR database for continuing education approval can be found at: . This is a one-time process. Once you have a Login and Password, you can submit programs for approval at any time. Using your login and password, log into the CDR database ( using the blue login link on the top right All required information must be entered into the database. Be sure to attach/upload documentation that shows the following:

  2. · Educational objectives, describing anticipated outcomes for each session.
    · An Agenda or Timeline, detailing all the time spent in sessions, meals, breaks, testing, etc.
    · Information regarding the target audience (target audience cannot include the lay public). Please specify if the program applies to RDs, DTRs and/or any other pertinent health professionals.
    · Qualifications of speaker(s) / presenter(s). These should be biography, resume, or Curriculum Vitae. The PA Academy recommends submitting a biography rather than a resume or CV for each speaker. Please note: If the above information/documentation is not uploaded in the CDR database, your program will be denied and you will need to re-submit with the documentation above.
  3.  Fill out the form for PA Approval below, and submit your online payment to the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.