Nutrition Sciences Licensure Information

State Agency Contact
Alabama Alabama Board of Examiners for Dietetic/Nutrition Practice
400 South Union Street, Suite 445
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-4505
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
P. O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(907) 465-2550
Arizona Arizona does not require dietitians or nutritionists to be licensed to work in the state.  
Arkansas Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board
P. O. Box 1016
North Little Rock, AR 72115
(501) 580-9294
Colorado Colorado does not require dietitians to be liecensed in order to work in the state. Website
Conecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health
Dietitian-Nutritionist Certification
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12 APP
P. O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 509-8377
Delaware Division of Professional Regulation
Customer Service
Delaware State Board on Dietetics/Nutrition
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500
District of Columbia Health Licensing Specialist - Dietetic/Nutrition
The Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 442-5955
Florida Florida Dietetic & Nutrition Practice Council
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN-CO5
Tallahassee, FLĀ  32399-3255
(352) 245-4373, ext. 3475
Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440
Hawaii Office of Health Care Assurance
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 361
Kaplei, HI 96707
(808) 692-7400
Idaho Idaho Board of Medicine
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0058
(208) 327-7000
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(888) 473-4858
Indiana Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room 072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-2060
Iowa 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
Kansas Health Occupations Credentialing
612 S Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
(785) 296-1240
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists
911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3296, ext. 222
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition
37283 Swamp Road, Suite 3B
Prairieville, Louisiana 70769
(504) 756-3490
Maine Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice
Division of Licensing and Registration
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
(207) 624-8626
Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-6500
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
(617) 727-9925
Michigan On July 1, 2014 Public Act 267 of 2014 was signed into laq repealing teh licentsure requirements for dietitians and nutritionist. This act also abolished the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.
Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 555
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(651) 201-2762
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health
Professional Licensure
P. O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
(601) 364-7360
Missouri Missouri State Committee of Dietitians
3605 Missouri Blvd, P. O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 522-3438
Montana Montana does not require dietitians to be liecensed in order to work in the state.
Nebraska Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy
P. O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-2117
Nevada Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance
Dietitian Licensing Unit
727 Fairview Drive, Suite E
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-1030
New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street
Concord NH 03301
(603) 271-9254
New Jersey New Jersey recently began requiring state licensure for all dietitians working in the state. Under Statute 45:168-1, which became effective January 13, 2021, you must qualify as a licensed dietitian nutritionist in New Jersey in order to legally practice however, due to delay in approving the appointments to the licensing board and, as a result, no mechanism has been established to regulate the industry. Based on our recent communications with the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), they will not be enforcing the law until the Board appointees have been approved by the full senate and the regulations have been adopted. According to DCA, licensure will not be required until the Board has officially been appointed and the regulations adopted.
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Nutrition & Dietetic Practitioners
Regulation and Licensing Department
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4654
New York State Board for Dietetics and Nutrition
Education Building West Wing 2nd Floor
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3817, ext. 560
North Carolina North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
140 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 205-C
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 388-1931
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Dietetic Practice
2304 Jackson Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 838-0218
Ohio State Medical Board of Ohio
30 E. Board St., 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
(614) 466-3934
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
P. O. Box 18256
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0256
(405) 962-1400
Oregon Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
(503) 378-8667
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P O Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 783-7142
Rhode Island Health Professions Regulation
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-5888
South Carolina South Carolina Panel for Dietetics
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 306
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-4651
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
101 N. Main Avenue., Suite 301
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7781
Tennessee Board of Dietitian/Nutritionist Examiners
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 532-3202
Texas Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183
(512) 834-6601
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Utah Dietitian Licensing Board
P. O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(801) 530-6767
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building North, Floor 2
89 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
(802) 828-1505
Virginia Virginia does not license, certify, or register dietitians or nutritionists to practice in Virginia. However, Virginia Code states that you cannot practice as a dietitian unless you have passed the CDR exam.
Washington Department of Health, HP Section 3
P.O. Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-7867
(360) 236-4700
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Licensed of Dietitians
723 Kanawha Blvd East
Room 105- Union Building
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-1024
Wisconsin Tom Ryan, Bureau Director
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Dietitians Affiliated Credentialing Board
1400 East Washington Avenue
P. O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-2112
Wyoming Brenda Cowley
Dietetics Licensing Board
2001 Capitol Avenue
Emerson Building, Room 104
Cheyenne WY 82002
(307) 777-7387