3250.0010 Requirements For Licensure As A Dietitian


Published: 2015

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3250.0010 REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS A DIETITIAN.


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Subpart 1.

Generally.

To be eligible for licensure as a dietician, an applicant must submit a fully completed application on a form provided by the board, along with the applicable fee as provided in part 3250.0050, and meet one of the sets of requirements described in subparts 2 to 4.


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Subp. 2.

Education and experience.

The applicant must provide the board with:

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A.

an official transcript showing that the applicant has received a baccalaureate or postgraduate degree with a major in dietetics, human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, or food services management from a United States regionally accredited college or university;


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B.

documented evidence of having completed a supervised preprofessional practice experience component in nutrition practice of at least 900 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian, a state licensed nutrition professional, or an individual with a doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university who has completed a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food system management. Supervised practice experience must be completed in the United States or its territories. Supervisors who obtain their doctoral degrees outside the United States and its territories must have their degrees approved by the board as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university; and


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C.

documented evidence of successful completion of the registration examination for dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration within five years immediately preceding application for licensure.



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Subp. 3.

National registration.

The applicant must provide a notarized copy of the applicant's current registration card from the Commission on Dietetic Registration demonstrating registration as a dietician.


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Subp. 4.

Applicants holding foreign degrees.

An applicant with a foreign degree must provide:

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A.

documented evidence that an evaluating agency preapproved by the board has evaluated the applicant's transcript from a foreign college or university and has deemed the transcript to be equivalent to the transcript required under subpart 2, item A. The documented evidence must be received directly from the evaluating agency by the board;


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B.

documented evidence of having completed within the last five years a supervised preprofessional experience component in nutrition practice of at least 900 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian, a state licensed nutrition professional, or an individual with a doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university who has completed a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food system management. Supervised practice experience must be completed in the United States or its territories. Supervisors who obtain their doctoral degrees outside the United States and its territories must have their degrees approved by the board as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university; and


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C.

documented evidence of successful completion of the registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration within five years immediately preceding application for licensure.