Certified Clinical Transplant Dietitian (CCTD)

NATCO is pleased to offer the Certified Clinical Transplant Dietitian (CCTD). This certification recognizes registered dietitians practicing in transplantation who have met strict eligibility requirements encompassing registration status, experience, and professional engagement.

The purposes of this certification are to:

  • Recognize individuals who have met professional standards and who possess clinical expertise based on specialized experience and professional engagement in transplantation

  • Help registered dietitians distinguish themselves as advanced practitioners in the nutrition care of transplant candidates, recipients, and living donors

  • Enhance professional and public recognition of transplant dietitians

  • Reassure patients and their families of professional nutrition services specific to transplantation

  • Increase awareness of transplant nutrition as a highly specialized , professional classification of clinical nutrition

  • Provide a mechanism for the attainment of a professional distinction and expertise, and to promote professionalism within the transplant dietitian community


The CCTD certification is valid for three years, after which an application must be submitted for recertification. Initial eligibility requirements are listed below. Eligibility will be evaluated by the Transplant Nutrition Workgroup.


Click HERE for CCTD Eligibility Requirements


Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions


Click HERE for Recertification Eligibility Requirements
(application for recertification available January 2023)