Dietetics Option - Verification Process
Verification of completion of dietetics programs is the method used by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to ensure that stipulated qualifications for membership or requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to determine eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians 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 qualifications. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the individual to obtain the appropriate quantity of verification statements and to safeguard them until the time they are to be used in various application processes.
This form is to be supplied and completed by the appropriate program director. The signature must be that of the program director on record with the American Dietetic Association when the form is signed. The form should be signed on or following the date of program completion. Statements that are predated or pre-issued are invalid. The program director will issue the verification statements once all Dietetics option requirements have been completed and the Registrar has cleared you for graduation.
In order to receive a verification statement from the MSU program director, a student needs to have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Montana State University and taken the following classes at MSU:
For students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree, a verification statement will be issued upon completion of MSU Dietetics option requirements. If Dietetics curricula have been completed prior to the DPD curriculum at MSU or from another university, the DPD coordinator will evaluate each request on an individual basis. You will still be required to complete the classes identified in the Verification Policy listed above.
Each student will receive at least six verification statements, all which must have an ORIGINAL signature of the program director. You may need these statements:
When applying for dietetic internship, ADA membership or licensure/certification, the verification statement is submitted by the individual as part of the complete application packet. Statements received from individuals or program directors outside of a packet of application materials will not be retained or processed.
If you are a senior applying for internships a declaration of intent to complete degree and/or CADE-approved minimum academic requirements form should be requested from the program director. This form is used in lieu of the verification statement until you graduate.