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CPE Opportunities

The following links connect you to programs that offer CPEs on-line to dietitians. As this information changes, please check the continuing professional database at to verify that the self-study program is still pre-approved by CDR. Be mindful that many of the programs have expired dates designated.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Online certificate of training programs, web-based: 24/7 On Demand E-Learning, Free CPEs for members

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

You can complete the quizzes for the free CPE articles in JADA online. Go to the 's website, click on "For Members" on the top menu bar. Log in and access My Journal Quiz in the left menu bar.

Today's Dietitian

Each month, Today's Dietitian publishes an article and examination on a pertinent nutrition or dietetics practice topic. Read the Today's CPE article, take the 10-question online test, and earn two CPEUs.

The Weight Management DPG of The Academy (members only)

Commission on Dietetic Association
8 CPEU's (under Dietetics Preceptor Training Program)

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

This site offers a variety of free, online continuing education courses on various clinical nutrition and health topics. Go to website and click on Learning Center.

Nestle Nutrition

This site offers interactive online classes on clinical nutrition topics. Resources on this site include the Nestle Nutrition Institute and the Advanced Enteral Nutrition Program Go to website and click on "Clinical Resources and Tools". Resources include.

American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Numerous tele-seminars and webinars are offered through this association. Go to website and click on "Continuing Education".

Kellogg's Nutrition

FREE CPE credits

General Mills

Free CPE credit summarizing research about whole grain and its effect on several chronic diseases.

National Kidney Foundation

Food and Health Communications

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Free CPE- Motivational Interviewing in Action: Skills & Tools to Enhance Change in Physical Activity Behavior , (CDR accepts credits from self-study materials offered by providers accredited by AANP.)

Cornell Nutrition Works

Complimentary CE Programs in Diabetes Available in District Associations

Scherer Clinical Communications now offers new, live continuing education (CE) activities. Overview of Insulin Delivery Options has just been approved by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians.

Scherer Clinical Communications provides numerous CE programs to the dietitian profession. These programs are designed to be presented to a group of dietitians in a live format. They provide the speaker and modest funding for attendees meals. You chose the topic from the list below and let Scherer know when and where the program will be. These 90-minute programs are excellent for presentation during your district meetings or other groups of RDs.

If you, or another organization/institution that you know, would like to organize a live CE program on the topic of diabetes, please visit the Scherer Website at: or calling 800-232-4422.

The company currently has active programs on the following topics:

  • Using Pattern Management to Improve Glycemic Control
  • Identification & Prevention of Diabetes Complications
  • Rationale for Early Use of Insulin Therapy
  • Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes
  • Avoiding Medication Errors with Insulin Therapy
  • Managing Special Situations in the Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Role of Insulin Analogs in Type 2 Diabetes

*Please don't wait, these programs are available on a first come basis and funding is limited.

Becky Dorner and Associates
Sign up as a member on the home page (this is free), then click on "Members Only" page. Discounted CEU programs for members.

CE Medicus


Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness Over 10 free CPE programs, plus web links for several other CPE credits.

Hi-R-ED Online
Set up your user name and password. Each CEU is 1.0 CPEU unless otherwise noted.

International Food Information Council Foundation, Food Insight, Your Nutrition and Food Safety Resource

Mededtoday, Online Education for Medical Professionals

Present E-Learning Systems


Where Healthcare Professionals Go for Information: (Dr. Nancy Collins, PhD, RD):  (left column, click "Professional Learning", click "CE Modules")

Skelly Publishing

5 free CPE programs (1CPE unit)

Upcoming CPE Events

Do you know of an upcoming CPE event in Alabama? If so, please let us know by sending an email to Margaret Peoples at

CPE Prior Approval

Are you organizing an event that you need to seek CPE prior approval for? Click here for the CPEU Pre-Approval Process. Refer guidelines on