Licensure in Dietetics

Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements of the CSB/SJU Dietetics program (the Didactic Program in Dietetics) receive a written verification statement. This verification statement is a requirement for acceptance into a dietetic internship. Once a graduate has completed a dietetic internship, they are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians, but beginning January 1, 2024, a Master's degree will also be required to take the Registration Examination. Passing the Registration Examination for Dietitians makes one a Registered Dietitian who is eligible for licensure in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Two states--Arizona and Michigan--currently do not have laws that require state licensure in order to practice as a dietitian or nutritionist, but being a Registered Dietitian in these states can allow for insurance reimbursement for nutrition care services. Go here for additional information on dietetics licensure.