Dietetic Technician Advanced

Before you pursue Pathway II (DT Advanced), please review Pathway III.

Pathway III Information

The Commission on Dietetic Registration established a new registration eligibility pathway for dietetic technicians. Effective June 1, 2009, individuals who have completed both a baccalaureate degree and a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) will be able to take the registration examination for dietetic technicians without meeting additional academic or supervised practice requirements.

For more information please visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration website.

Pathway II Information

Description of DT Advanced
Who is a Dietetic Technician
Course and Internship Requirement
Cost DT Advanced - Please call 800-465-1016
Registration Process
Exit Packet
National Registration (DTR Exam)

Mission of the DT Program
Goals and Outcomes Measures
Accreditation, Dietetic Technician Program
Accreditation, Central Arizona College


Description of DT Advanced
The Dietetic Education Program at Central Arizona College (CAC) provides a unique opportunity to become a Dietetic Technician, Registered. This program is designed for students who graduated with a B.A./B.S. degree approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)) within the last five years. The DT Advanced is ideal for individuals who are not pursuing an internship for Registered Dietitians (RD) or have not been selected for an RD internship at this time. The Dietetic Technician Advanced is designed to satisfy competencies required in food service management, community and clinical nutrition. Students have flexibility in scheduling the required experiences without relocating.

Course and Internship Requirement
In addition to the bachelor degree requirements from an accredited didactic program in dietetics, interns are required to register in the Foundations of Dietetic Internship online course prior to beginning the internship experience.

NTR157 Foundations of Dietetics Internship (2 credits)
NTR295 Professional Practice Internship (1 credit)
NTR296 Dietetic Technician Internship (6 credits) (RD Preceptor supervises a minimum of 450 hours)

Registration Process

STEP 1 - Apply for Admissions online.

STEP 2 - Required Documents

•An Original Verification Statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Verification Statement must be signed in blue. Degree must have been completed within the last 5 years or additional courses may be required.

•Official Transcripts mailed directly from college/university to the Dietetic Education Program office of Central Arizona College to be evaluated by the Program Director.

The documents listed above must be submitted to:
Central Arizona College
Dietetic Education Program
8470 N. Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Step 3 - Registration
After Step 2 has been reviewed and approved, a notification will be sent with registration information. Link for Schedule of Classes

Exit Packet
The DT Advanced student must return to the Dietetic Education Program (DEP) selected documents from the Exit Packet provided during the internship. A few weeks after the internship grade is posted, the DEP Director will then submit the student's data electronically to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Approximately two weeks after the data is submitted to CDR, the student should receive information from CDR on how to make an appointment to take the DTR exam.

National Registration (DTR Exam)
Students who successfully complete the internship are eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814