How the internship fits into credentialing process
Those who have at least a bachelor’s degree and a Verification Statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Program are eligible to apply for an internship.
Those who successfully complete the ISU Dietetic Internship Program will receive the DI Verification Statement which establishes eligibility to sit for the national standardized exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Those who successfully pass the exam may use the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential. Once RDN credential is obtained, state licensure may be applied for where applicable.
To be eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN) exam, you must possess a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Verification Statement and a Dietetic Internship (DI) Verification Statement. For information on achieving the DPD Verification Statement see the ACEND® website for details.
RDN Exam resources
The following are resources that you may find helpful as you study for the RDN Exam. Iowa State is not associated with any of the following.
Inman RD Review Exam - This is available as a workshop or curriculum with lectures on CD. This is provided during Pre-MNT Workshop Week or can be ordered at 508-583-6117. ($365)
Study Guide for the Registration Examination for Dietitians, Eighth Edition, Commission on Dietetic Registration - This contains a diskette with 100 review questions as well as written questions. (can also call 1-800-877-1600 for ordering information) ($35)
RD in a Flash - This is a set of over 600 flash cards of RD exam review questions. This can be ordered at P.O. Box 8311, Atlanta, GA, 31106. ($125.20)
Breeding and Associates Education Resources - This can be ordered online or by calling 859-623-5895. ($430 for workshop, $150 for online exam only)
RD Practice Exam CD-ROM - This is a Windows-based computer program similar to the RD Exam. It contains 23 sets of 25 questions each, or a database of 575 questions. ($155)
RDstudy.com - This is an online study program with lots of questions and tutorials. Pay by the month or quarter for on-line access. ($119/month)
Review of Dietetics - This is a manual for the Registered Dietitians Exam by Hess & Hunt, Inc. It can be ordered at P.O. Box 626 Wilmette, IL 60091, 847-251-6648. This is a good review but doesn't ask questions. Updated 2006. ($162)
- Registered Dietitian Exam Secrets Study Guide by Mometrix - This is a collection of questions, explanations and study tips. ($44 for the book and $40 for a downloadable copy)