Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Prior Approval Instructions

CDR LogoThe 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 to the CDR Database by the organization’s contact. Illinois Academy’s CPE Review Chair will review the requests online.  Exceptions include Self-Study Programs, Annual Meetings, Webinars and Multi-State Programs. These will always be reviewed by CDR staff. Activity verifications are generated by the CDR CPE Database.

Steps to attain approval:

  1. Submit CPE Approval forms to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) via their website: CDR WEBSITE

  2. Billing will be done by the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) after the verification process is complete and the number of credit hours determined. PAY HERE

  3. Your form will be reviewed and approved (or returned for incomplete information) by the Illinois CPE Review Chair.

  4. You will receive an email when it is approved. You can then log into the provider account to access the certificate of completion template. Allow 4 weeks for your request to process.


Please direct your questions to our CPE Review Chair, Kelly Drews at [email protected].