A Verification Statement verifies that you have completed an accredited or approved dietetics program.
What is the purpose of Verification Statements?
Verification of completion of dietetics programs is the method used by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) to ensure that academic and supervised practice (also known as dietetic internship) requirements for Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians have been met. At various times in preparing for professional membership or registration, an individual will be asked to supply verification of both academic and supervised practice (internship) qualifications. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the individual to obtain the appropriate quantity of Verification Statements from their program directors, and to safeguard them until the time they are to be used in application processes.
Who completes and signs verification statements?
The Verification Statement forms(s) are to be signed and completed by the current dietetics program director. The signature must be that of the program director on record with CADE at ADA when the form is signed. The form should be signed on or following the date of program completion. Statements that are pre-dated or pre-issued are invalid. For students earning their baccalaureate degree, verification statements will be issued when the student has completed CADE-accredited/approved didactic program requirements and the registrar has cleared the student for graduate, which indicates that all degree requirements have been completed.
If, in the future, you need a verification statement for ADA active membership status or registration eligibility and you do not have a verification statement, contact the current program director of the dietetics program that you graduated from to request one.