Dietitians Guide to Becoming a Board Certified Specialist
DIETITIAN'S GUIDE TO BECOMING A BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST
Becoming a Board Certified Specialist (Gerontology, Pediatrics, Obesity and Weight Management, Renal, Oncology, Sports Dietetics) not only helps dietitians in their own pursuit of professional development, but it benefits the public in having more dietitians specialized in areas to meet the needs of key populations. Many dietitians can find it daunting to take the exam to become a Board Certified Specialist- where do they start, what resources are available, how do they study? This webinar reviews the Board Certified Specialist credentials available to dietitians from the thousand-foot view down to the details of how to apply, how to study, where to find resources, and what to do once you have become a Board Certified Specialist. Whether you are thinking of becoming a Board Certified Specialist or have already signed up for an exam, this webinar will make you feel more confident in pursing your professional development goals and knowing what steps are needed to successfully pass the exam.

Outline of Topics Covered:

  • Board certifications available through CDR
  • Benefits to the dietitian
  • Importance to public
  • Application process
  • Where to find resources
  • Tips on how to study: developing a plan, setting deadlines, networking, mentoring, test taking tips, etc.
  • Passing the exam
  • Next steps
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Know what board certifications are available for dietitians.


  • Determine what resources are available for studying.


  • Feel more confident in taking the exam for board certification.
Live Event Date: Oct 05, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 1000, 1010, 1070, 1120
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.2.2, 3.1.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND
Katie Dodd

Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, lives in Medford, OR and works at VA as a home care dietitian. Katie is the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition. Katie is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is actively involved in leadership within the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group and Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is mom to Gavin and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys cross fit, running, spending time with family, going to church, and blogging.

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