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Registered Dietitian Requirements

  1. Complete a bachelor's degree or a master's degree and receive a verification statement from an ACEND®-accredited program (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated Program, Graduate Program or Foreign Dietitian Education Program). Note, effective Jan. 1, 2024, a graduate degree will be required to be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration Exam.
  2. Complete an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice Dietetic Internship program or Individual Supervised Practice Pathway is an option. Supervised practice/experiential learning is combined with the Coordinated Program and Graduate Program.
  3. Pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration's dietetic registration exam.
  4. Gain licensure in your state of practice, if applicable.
  5. Maintain continuing education.
 

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