Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) are professionals with education and training in food and nutrition.
The following are requirements from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to become a DTR:
Complete at least a two-year associate degree at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
Complete a dietetic technician program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including 450 hours of supervised practice experience (practicum) in various community programs, health care and food service facilities.
Requirements one and two can also be met by obtaining a B.S. degree with an ACEND-accredited didactic or coordinated program.
Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
To become eligible to take the DTR exam through TCC, students must successfully complete the following:
Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Comply with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification requirements.
Follow the steps in the Pathway to DTR at TCC(PDF will open in a new window)
To become eligible to take the DTR exam through TCC, you will need to:
Contact your program director of your college to ask about becoming a DTR.
Updated August 22, 2013