Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico licenses dietitians and nutritionists under an exclusive scope of practice model. Only a licensed dietitian/nutritionist can provide nutrition care. Click on the statute for more information.

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Practice Act/Statute Regulations (in Spanish)

Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: A bachelor's or higher degree with a major in nutrition or dietetics from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience: Completion of an internship in nutrition or dietetics in a hospital or institution accredited to give such training or in substitution to such internship.
  • Examination: An examination offered by the Board on the subjects specified by regulations.

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