Ohio licenses dietitians only under an exclusive scope of practice model. Individuals must have completed requirements aligned with the Registered Dietitian pathway in order to qualify for licensure. Only a licensed dietitian can provide nutrition care including: assessment, goal setting, counseling, or advice. This law does not apply to other licensed health care professionals who have nutrition specified in their scope of practice. Click on the state statute and rules for more information.

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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in a program consistent with the academic standards for dietitians established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Experience: Completion of a pre-professional dietetic experience approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), or experience approved by the board.
  • Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.