What is a Passing Score on the RD Exam?

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What is a Passing Score on the RD Exam?

The RD exam is a computerized, multiple-choice licensure exam that must be taken by graduated dietetic interns before becoming registered dietitians. 

If you are reading this, it is likely you are ready to take that last step in your journey toward becoming a dietitian. 

The only thing standing in the way is, well, you and a passing score on the RD exam!

You may be thinking…

So what is a passing score on the RD exam? And how can you best set yourself up for success?

In today’s blog article, we’ll be going over the RD exam scoring scale, what a passing score is, and how we here at RefreshExamS® can help you pass with confidence. 

Let’s get started with today’s RD exam tips!


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Sitting down and preparing for the RD exam can seem like a complicated and overwhelming process. 

But let me tell you this- it doesn’t have to be! The best thing you can do is prepare, prepare, prepare. And prepare the right way…

A great first step is familiarizing yourself with how the exam works and what the scoring scale is. 

The RD exam can be between 125 and 145 multiple-choice questions. The number of questions you receive will depend on if you have a passing score or not by the time you reach question 125. 

It currently has a scoring scale that goes from 1-50. Your score will be given to you at the end of the exam, both on your computer screen and on a paper score report.

This leads us to our next question!


What is a Passing Score on the RD Exam?

Now that you are familiar with the scoring scale, you may be asking, well what is a passing score on the RD exam? 

The minimum score needed to pass the RD exam is 25/50. Any score above this is considered a passing score.

That being said, the maximum score needed to pass is 50/50. Although a perfect score is rare and almost unheard of! 

When students use our RD exam prep programs, which are available at this link, we have seen passing scores of anywhere from 25 to as high as 38 so far. We keep track of our students’ scores and increases for repeat test takers so we always have the most up-to-date data. 


How RefreshExamS® Can Help You Pass!

We know the final weeks and months leading up to the RD exam can be a stressful time for many dietetic students. 

But don’t worry- the great news for you is you don’t have to go through this process alone.

Here at RefreshExamS®, we have an expert team that crafted a wealth of resources to help guide you towards that passing score that you need!

One of our amazing clients, Andrew, left us this success story that we want to share with you all!


“I passed my test by gaining confidence and reassurance in my own knowledge and test-taking skills from the course. If you’re on the fence about doing it, just do it. 

It can’t hurt, you’ll learn the skills necessary to pass the exam the first time, and your investment will return to you once you’re an RD.”

  • Andrew M. Pescovitz, RDN


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Your Next Steps to Success

Whether you are looking for 1:1 tutoring, exam study guides/tips, or group classes, we have a program for you!

Our study tools are suited to your individual learning style (e.g. whether you’re a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner). We even have a learning style quiz/assessment to make sure. 

And our unique “3-ingredient” system for exam success has helped hundreds of students eliminate the guesswork of how to prepare. This allows you to pass the RD exam with confidence and officially launch your dietitian career


With that exam under your belt, there’s no holding you back. Be Part of The Passing Percentage®!

Check out our programs and services through our programs page on our website and let’s get you on the track to success today.

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