Successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree from an ACEND accredited dietetics program, completion of an accredited dietetic internship program, passage of the examination for registered dietitian nutritionist, and passage of the Texas Jurisprudence Exam qualifies one to apply to become a Texas Licensed Dietitian. Information on Texas State Licensure for Dietitians is available at the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation for Dietitians website.
Information on state-by-state licensure may be found at the Commission of Dietetic Registration State Licensure webpage.
Notice to students pursuing programs that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.
The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum.
|Program||Meets||Does Not Meet||A determination has not been made|
|Dietetic Internship Program Certificate Program||AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC, PR||Not Applicable||VI, AS, CNMI, GU, MH, FM, PW|
We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program.