In 2002 the Professional Nursing Law was amended to include the licensing of dietitian-nutritionists. Only licensed dietitian-nutritionists may use the title or designation "LDN".
Qualification for licensure include:
A baccalaureate or higher degree from a Board-approved, regionally accredited college or university including a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics or food system management.
Completion of a Board-approved planned continuous preprofessional experience component in dietetic practice of not less than 900 hours; and
Satisfactory completion of an examination approved by the Board.
To maintain LDN licensure, licensees must complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional education credits per biennium. (See Special Notice for additional information).
Modified Date: 12/16/2009 09:14 AM