It is the policy of the GCDI to grant credit for prior learning to interns who can provide documentation of significant compensated work experiences that comprise the same types of learning experiences as required by the ACEND competency statements in particular emphasis areas. 

Prior learning credits are granted when there is a minimum of 6 months FTE paid work experience. No credit will be extended for clinical work experience and only hours that meet or exceed the number of required hours for a particular rotation will be considered. No partial credit will be allowed and not more than two rotations will be waived. There is no fee reduction.

The request for prior learning credit consideration and all associated paperwork must be submitted at least two weeks prior to program start date. Supervisor must be a Registered Dietitian and must submit letter of corroboration including dates of employment, responsibilities, and activities performed.

Final determination of assessment of prior learning is at the discretion of the internship director.