Continuing Professional Education Prior Approval Instructions
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has switched to a paperless system for prior approval of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) activities. All activities and their supporting materials are now submitted directly to the CDR Database by the organization’s contact, and then reviewed by the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics affiliate reviewer online except for Self-Study Programs, Annual Meetings and Multi-State Programs which will always be reviewed by CDR staff.  Activity verifications are generated by the CDR CPE Database.

CDR has revised the current continuing professional education approval criteria to require that all continuing professional education activity types addressing diet and nutrition topics, include an RD or DTR in program planning.  This policy change is effective for continuing professional activities offered on or after June 1, 2018 and for CDR credentialed practitioners recertifying beginning a new recertification cycle on or after June 2, 2018. For exceptions, visit the Prior Approval CPE Guidelines link below.

Prior approval must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the program.

Click the link below to access the Prior Approval CPE Guidelines and the Online CPE Database.

Prior Approval CPE Guidelines – http://www.cdrnet.org/form-prior-approval

Fees (same as CDR Fees):
1-10 CPEUs= $30
11 or more CPEUs =$60

KSAND will email an invoice to the organization’s contact. Credit cards payment may be made through the orange “Donate Now” button on the homepage o the KSAND website.


Information on Kansas Licensure Prior Approval. The application is located under Training and Continuing Education Sponsorship Information.


Do I need to submit a prior approval request for a live activity?
Live activities do not require prior approval in order for a dietitian to receive continuing education credit from CDR. There are a few reasons why some organizations choose to submit prior approval requests for live activities:

  • It’s a way of advertising their event (particularly helpful for someone organizing a large conference)
  • Once a lecture has been approved, and that lecture was recorded, RDs/DTRs could later watch the recording for continuing education credit for one year following the date of the activity
  • Some states require activities to be prior approved for a dietitian to use those continuing education credits for their state licensure. This varies by state.

However, approval is needed for licensure.

(b) Each applicant for renewal of a license shall have completed 15 clock-hours of documented and approved continuing education during each renewal period. Approved continuing education clock-hours completed in excess of the 15-hour requirement shall not be carried over to the subsequent renewal period. “One clock-hour” shall mean at least 50 minutes of direct instruction, exclusive of registration, breaks, and meals.

(g)(1) Approval for a continuing education activity may be obtained by either of the following methods: (A) The instructor or sponsor of a single-offering continuing education activity submitting information and documentation on forms approved by the secretary before the activity’s occurrence; or (B) the applicant submitting information and documentation on forms approved by the secretary requesting approval for an activity before the program date.

If you have any questions, please contact Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at ceuchair@eatrightks.org or call 785-232-0062, ext 119 or 913-777-4532.

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