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What is the Registered Dietitian exam?

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According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Registered Dietitian exam is a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. It is one of the requirements for becoming licensed and working as a registered dietitian.

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Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts, and as stated by Penn State's Department of Nutritional Sciences, a person must apply and be accepted to an accredited dietetic internship program to earn the RD certification. Once she has successfully completed the RD program, she must take and pass a national board registration exam much like other health professionals such as medical doctors.

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