Nutrition State Law Disclosures

Nutrition State Law Disclosures

Overview as of February 24, 2016

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, a U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) approved accreditor. Learn more about accreditation online here.

In addition to reviewing accreditation, if you are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition or dietetics, you should consult with the appropriate state board to assure that your credentials will allow you to achieve your professional goals. Many states have enacted laws that regulate the practice of dietetics and nutrition services. 

You'll find a summary of the state law requirements pertaining to the practice of nutrition and dietetics below, and we're happy to help with more information. Within some of the states with licensure requirements, it is possible to provide nutrition-related services without a license as long as the service provider stays within the parameters of the law and its exceptions.

In some states, it is a violation of state law to practice “dietetics” without a license; while in other states, it is illegal only if an unlicensed practitioner calls him/herself a “dietitian” or “nutritionist.” The nutrition-related services allowed or prohibited in your state must be determined by careful review of the language of your state’s law, and we recommend seeking legal guidance from a law professional in your state.

Holistic Nutrition Professional Resources:

As you explore your holistic nutrition career opportunities, there are some great resources that will help you in your research and professional organizations that provide support for holistic nutrition credentialing and access to benefits like practitioner liability insurance. 

You'll find a wealth of information about legal issues that impact nutrition professionals can be found at the Center for Nutrition Advocacy’s website online at http://www.nutritionadvocacy.org/. This site expands on the state requirements we've included below and provides opportunities for you to get involved and become an advocate for holistic nutrition career pathways and credentialing!

For holistic nutrition credentialing, ACHS graduates of qualifying programs are eligible for professional membership to the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and to apply to sit the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board's (HNCB) examination to become “Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition”. Graduates may also be eligible for the advanced credential “Certified Nutrition Professional” through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). Learn more about credentialing through the NANP and HNCB online here.

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State-by-State Summary Disclosures:

NOTE: The information published on this page is provided in good faith and is believed to be true and correct as of the date of publication. This information has been reviewed and verified by Lisa Easler, JD. Please contact your state board directly for the most current information. This information is not designed to replace legal advice. 

Alabama
Alabama offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Alabama. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Alabama. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Alabama’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Alabama Board of Examiners for Dietetic/Nutrition Practice
400 South Union Street, Suite 445
Montgomery, AL  36104
334.242.4505
www.boed.alabama.gov

Alaska
Alaska does not require licensure to provide nutrition services within the state. A nutritionist working in Alaska may engage in a variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. The state, however, does offer licensure to nutritionists who meet their licensure standards. One must be licensed to use a professional title that includes either “Nutritionist” or “Dietitian.” An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Alaska. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Alaska’s Division of Occupational Licensing with any specific professional titling restrictions.

State of Alaska
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
Post Office Box 110806
Juneau, AK  99811-0806
907.465.2550
renee.hoffard@alaska.gov
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/DietitiansNutritionists.aspx

Arizona
Arizona has no licensure law or other restrictions relating to working as a nutritionist within the state. ACHS’s nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge required to get you started on a career in nutrition.

Arkansas
Arkansas does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Arkansas may engage a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Arkansas. If you have questions about licensure in Arkansas, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board
Post Office Box 1016
North Little Rock, AR  72115
501.580.9294
arkansasdiet@earthlink.net
www.ardieteticslicbrd.net

California
California does not require licensure to provide non-medical, nutritional services within the state. A nutritionist working in California may provide a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use the titles “Registered Dietitian,” “Dietitian,” or “Dietetic Technician,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in California. If you have questions about licensure in California, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Please note: No direct contact information is listed as the Board's duties are outsourced to eatright.org of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Colorado
Colorado has no licensure law or other restrictions relating to working as a nutritionist within the state. ACHS’s nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge required to get you started on a career in nutrition.

Connecticut
Connecticut does not require certification to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Connecticut may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without certification. One must be certified by the state, however, to use the titles “Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist,” “Connecticut Certified Dietitian,” and “Connecticut Certified Nutritionist,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain certification in Connecticut. If you have questions about certification in Connecticut, please contact the state’s dietetic certification board.

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Dietitian-Nutritionist Certification
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12 APP
Post Office Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134
860.509.7603
oplc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph

Delaware
Delaware offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Delaware. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Delaware. The law, however, specifies a few exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Delaware’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Division of Professional Regulation
Delaware State Board on Dietetics/Nutrition
861 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 203
Dover, DE  19904
302.744.4500
customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dietitians

District of Columbia
Washington, D.C., offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed in order to practice as a nutritionist in D.C. Licensure requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from an accredited school and recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education, and ACHS is recognized as such. Even so, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Washington, D.C.’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Dietetics and Nutrition Licensing Board
The Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
877.672.2174
202.442.5955
doh@dc.gov
http://doh.dc.gov/node/146182

Florida
Florida offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed in order to practice as a nutritionist in Florida. Licensure requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from a school accredited by an agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, and ACHS is recognized as such. Even so, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Florida’s dietetics and nutrition council to determine any practice restrictions.

Florida Dietetic & Nutrition Practice Council
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN-CO5
Tallahassee, FL  32399-3255
850.245.4373 ext. 3475
mqa.dieteticsnutrition@flhealth.gov
http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/dietetic-nutrition/index.html

Georgia
Georgia does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Georgia. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Georgia. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Georgia’s dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA  31217-3858
478.207.2440
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/19

Hawaii
Hawaii does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Hawaii may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Hawaii. If you have questions about licensure in Hawaii, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Office of Health Care Assurance
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 361
Kaplei, HI  96707
808.692.7400
http://eatrighthawaii.org/for-members/licensure

Idaho
Idaho does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Idaho may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree may not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Idaho. If you have questions about licensure in Idaho, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Idaho Board of Medicine
Post Office Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0058
208.327.7000
info@bom.idaho.gov
www.bom.idaho.gov

Illinois
Illinois offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Illinois. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Illinois. The law, however, specifies a few exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Illinois’s Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board to determine any practice restrictions.

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL  62786
888.473.4858
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/DietNutrition.asp

Indiana
Indiana does not require certification to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Indiana may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without certification. One must be certified by the state, however, to use a title that includes “certified dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain certification as a dietitian in Indiana. If you have questions about licensure in Indiana, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room 072
Indianapolis, IN  46204
317.234.2060
pla3@pla.in.gov
www.in.gov/pla/diet.htm

Iowa
Iowa offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Iowa. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Iowa. The law, however, specifies a few exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Iowa’s dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

Iowa Board of Dietetics
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA  50319-0075
515.281.7689
https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Dietetics

Kansas
Kansas does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Kansas. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Kansas. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Kansas’s dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

Health Occupations Credentialing
612 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS  66603-3404
785.296.1240
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/scc/health-occupations-credentialing

Kentucky
Kentucky offers certification to nutritionists providing nutrition services within the state. One must be certified to practice as a nutritionist in Kentucky. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain certification as a nutritionist in Kentucky. The law, however, specifies a relatively broad exception allowing one to engage in certain nutrition-related services without certification. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Kentucky’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists
911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.782.8814, ext. 222
http://www.bdn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana
Louisiana offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Louisiana. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Louisiana. The law, however, specifies a relatively broad exception allowing one to engage in certain nutrition-related services without licensure. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Louisiana’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA  70809
225.756.3490
admin@lbedn.org
www.lbedn.org

Maine
Maine does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Maine. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Maine. The law, however, specifies limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Maine’s dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice
Division of Licensing and Registration
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0035
207.624.8626
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/dietitians/index.html

Maryland
Maryland offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed in order to practice as a nutritionist in Maryland. Licensure requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from a school accredited by an agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education and Accreditation, and ACHS is recognized as such. Even so, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Maryland’s dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

State Board of Dietetic Practice
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215-2299
410.767.6500
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/dietetic/SitePages/Home.aspx

Massachusetts
Massachusetts does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Massachusetts may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “licensed.” Licensure requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from a school accredited by an organization that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and ACHS is recognized as such. If you have questions about licensure in Massachusetts, please contact the state’s board of nutritionists.

Massachusetts Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118-6100
617.727.9940
christine.garner@state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/nu/

Michigan
Michigan has no licensure law or other restrictions relating to working as a nutritionist within the state. ACHS’s nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge required to get you started on a career in nutrition.

Minnesota
Minnesota offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Minnesota. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Minnesota. The law, however, specifies some limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Minnesota’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN  55414
651.201.2762
board.dietetics-nutrition@state.mn.us
http://mn.gov/boards/dietetics-and-nutrition/

Mississippi
Mississippi offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Mississippi. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Mississippi. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Mississippi dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Mississippi State Department of Health
Professional Licensure
Post Office Box 1700
143B Lefleur’s Square
Jackson, MS  39215-1700
601.364.7360
http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/30,0,82.html

Missouri
Missouri does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Missouri. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Missouri. The law, however, specifies some exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Missouri’s dietetics committee to determine any practice restrictions.

Missouri State Committee of Dietitians
3605 Missouri Blvd
Post Office Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102
573.522.3438
diet@pr.mo.gov
www.pr.mo.gov/dietitians.asp

Montana
Montana offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Montana. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Montana. The law, however, specifies limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Montana’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

DCI Board of Medical Examiners
Board of Medical Examiners
Post Office Box 200513
301 S. Park Avenue - 4th Floor
Helena, MT  59620-0513
406.841.2203
DLIBSDLicensingUnitB@mt.gov
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/med_board/nut.asp

Nebraska
Nebraska does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Nebraska may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state as a Medical Nutrition Therapist, however, to provide “medical nutritional therapy.” Licensure requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from a school accredited by an organization that is listed with the U.S. Secretary of Education, and ACHS is listed as such. Even so, if you are interested in licensure as a Medical Nutrition Therapist, please contact Nebraska’s dietetics board to determine specific licensure requirements.

Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy
301 Centennial Mall South
14th and M Streets
Post Office Box 94986
Lincoln, NE  68509-4986
402.471.2117
kris.chiles@nebraska.gov
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_nutrition_nutrition.aspx

Nevada
Nevada does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Nevada. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Nevada. The law, however, specifies a broad exception that allows one to engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Nevada’s dietetics board to determine relevant practice restrictions.

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Dietitian Licensing Unit
727 Fairview Drive, Suite E
Carson City, NV 89701
775.684.1030
individuallicensing@health.nv.gov
http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/Dietitian/Dietitian_-_Home/

New Hampshire
New Hampshire does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in New Hampshire may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in New Hampshire. If you have questions about licensure in New Hampshire, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Licensed Dietitians
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Philbrook Building
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH  03301
603.271.0602
www.dhhs.state.nh.us/oos/blc/dietitian  

New Jersey
New Jersey has no licensure law or other restrictions relating to working as a nutritionist within the state. ACHS’s nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge required to get you started on a career in nutrition.

New Mexico
New Mexico offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in New Mexico. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in New Mexico. The law, however, specifies some exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact New Mexico’s nutrition and dietetics board to determine any practice restrictions.

Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Board
Post Office Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM  87505
505.476.4622
nutritiondieteticsbd@state.nm.us
www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Nutrition_and_Dietetics.aspx

New York
New York does not require certification to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in New York may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without certification. One must be certified by the state, however, to use a title that includes “certified nutritionist.” Certification requires, among other things, that the applicant have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field of study from a school accredited by an organization that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and ACHS is recognized as such. If you have questions about certification in New York, please contact the state’s nutrition board.

State Board for Dietetics and Nutrition
Education Building West Wing 2nd Floor
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234
518.486.4846
dietbd@nysed.gov
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/diet/

North Carolina
North Carolina offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in North Carolina. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in North Carolina. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions where one could engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact North Carolina’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
140 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 205-C
Cary, NC  27513
919.388.1931
info@ncbdn.org
www.ncbdn.org

North Dakota
North Dakota offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in North Dakota. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in North Dakota. The law, however, specifies limited exceptions that may allow one to engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact North Dakota’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

North Dakota Board of Dietetic Practice
2304 Jackson Avenue
Bismarck, ND  58501
701.838.0218
execsec@ndbodp.com
www.ndbodp.com

Ohio
Ohio does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Ohio. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Ohio. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions that may allow one to engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Ohio’s dietetics board to determine relevant practice restrictions.
Ohio Board of Dietetics
77 S. High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215-6119
614.466.3291
Karen.Morrison@exchange.state.oh.us
www.dietetics.ohio.gov

Oklahoma
Oklahoma does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Oklahoma may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Oklahoma. If you have questions about licensure in Oklahoma, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Post Office Box 18256
101 NE 51st Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73154-0256
405.962.1400
www.okmedicalboard.org/dietitians

Oregon
Oregon does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Oregon may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “licensed dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Oregon. If you have questions about licensure in Oregon, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR  97301-1287
503.378.8667
hlo.info@state.or.us
anne.p.thompson@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov/OHLA/ld/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Pennsylvania may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “licensed dietitian-nutritionist,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian-nutritionist in Pennsylvania. If you have questions about licensure in Pennsylvania, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing*
Post Office Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA  17105
717.783.7142
ST-NURSE@pa.gov
*Dietetics practice regulated by State Board of Nursing: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx#.VpKcovE_fT-

Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Rhode Island. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Rhode Island. The law, however, specifies exceptions that may allow one to engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Rhode Island’s dietetics and nutrition board to determine any practice restrictions.

Health Professions Regulation
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI  02908-5097
401.222.5888
Alana.Rodriguez@health.ri.gov
http://www.health.ri.gov/licensing/healthcare/#otherhealth

South Carolina
South Carolina does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in South Carolina may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in South Carolina. If you have questions about licensure in South Carolina, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

South Carolina Panel for Dietetics
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 306
Columbia, SC  29210
803.896.4651
Contact.Dietetics@llr.sc.gov
www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Dietetics

South Dakota
South Dakota offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in South Dakota. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in South Dakota. The law, however, specifies very limited exceptions that may allow one to engage in nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact South Dakota’s licensure board to determine any practice restrictions.

South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
101 N Main Avenue, Suite 301
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
605.367.7781
http://www.sdbmoe.gov/content/licensed-nutritionistdietitian-ln

Tennessee
Tennessee offers licensure to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a nutritionist in Tennessee. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a nutritionist in Tennessee. The law, however, specifies exceptions that may allow one to engage in non-medical nutrition-related services without a license. Thus, to assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Tennessee’s nutritionist board to determine any practice restrictions.

Board of Dietitian/Nutritionist Examiners
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243
615.741.3807
doh.helpdesk@tn.gov
https://www.tn.gov/health/topic/DN-board

Texas
Texas does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Texas may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “licensed dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Texas. If you have questions about licensure in Texas, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians
Texas Dept of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
Post Office Box 149347
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX  78714
512.834.6601
dietitian@dshs.state.tx.us
www.dshs.state.tx.us/dietitian

Utah
Utah does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Utah may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be licensed by the state, however, to use a title that includes “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Utah. If you have questions about licensure in Utah, please contact the state’s dietetic licensing board.

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Utah Dietitian Licensing Board
Post Office Box 146741
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT  84114
801.530.6767
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/certified_dietitian.html

Vermont
Vermont does not require licensure to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Vermont may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must be certified by the state, however, to use a title that includes “certified dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain certification as a dietitian in Vermont. If you have questions about certification in Vermont, please contact the state’s office of professional regulation.

Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620-3402
802.828.1501
Danielle.Rubalcaba@sec.state.vt.us

Virginia
Virginia does not offer licensure to those providing nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A practitioner working in Virginia may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without licensure. One must meet the states legal standard, however, to use a title that includes “nutritionist” or “dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree may not meet Virginia’s legal requirements. If you have questions about practicing in Virginia, please contact the state’s department of health.

Virginia Dept of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA  23233-1463
804.367.4403
bhp@dhp.virginia.gov
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/bhp/bhp_faq.htm

Washington
Washington does not require certification to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Washington may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without certification. One must be certified by the state, however, to use the title “Certified Nutritionist,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain certification in Washington. If you have questions about certification in Washington, please contact the state’s department of health.

Washington Health Systems Quality Assurance
Post Office Box 47877
Olympia, WA  98504-7877
360.236.4700
hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/DietitianandNutritionist

West Virginia
West Virginia does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in West Virginia. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in West Virginia. The law, however, states that there is no licensure requirement for providing general nutrition information, and thus, one may be able to provide nutrition-related services without a license. To assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact West Virginia’s authorized dietetics board to determine relevant practice restrictions.

West Virginia Board of Licensed of Dietitians
723 Kanawha Blvd East
Room 105 - Union Building
Charleston, WV  25301
304.558.1024 or 800.293.9832
nancy.l.hill@wv.gov
www.wvbold.com

Wisconsin
Wisconsin does not require certification to provide nutrition counseling or advice within the state. A nutritionist working in Wisconsin may engage in a wide variety of nutrition-related services without certification. One must be certified by the state, however, to use the titles “Dietitian” or “Certified Dietitian,” and ACHS’s nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain dietetic certification in Wisconsin. If you have questions about certification in Wisconsin, please contact the state’s credentialing board.

Tom Ryan, Bureau Director
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Dietitians Affiliated Credentialing Board
1400 East Washington Avenue
Post Office Box 8935
Madison, WI  53708-8935
608.266.2112
dsps@wisconsin.gov
http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=fd0c76b5-1bc2-4e49-a7b5-ad9d9c2a152f

Wyoming
Wyoming does not offer licensure as a nutritionist, but instead offers licensure only as a dietitian to professionals providing nutrition services within the state. One must be licensed to practice as a dietitian in Wyoming. An ACHS nutrition degree does not allow you to obtain licensure as a dietitian in Wyoming. The law, however, states that there is no licensure requirement for providing general, non-medical nutrition information, and thus, one may be able to provide nutrition-related services without a license. To assure that ACHS’s nutrition degree will help you achieve your professional goals, please contact Wyoming’s dietetics board to determine relevant practice restrictions.

Brenda Cowley
Dietetics Licensing Board
2001 Capitol Avenue
Emerson Building, Room 104
Cheyenne WY  82002
Phone: 307.777.7387
Brenda.Cowley@wyo.gov
http://plboards.state.wy.us/dietetics/index.asp