West Virginia


West Virginia licenses dietitians only as licensed dietitians. However, there is no licensure requirement for providing nutrition care. Only licensed individuals may use the title "dietitian," "licensed dietitian," or any facsimile.

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Practice Act/Statute Rules & Regulations Regulatory Body

Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: A bachelor's or higher degree, with the completion of a major course of study in human nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or the equivalent.
  • Experience: Completion of a planned continuous professional experience component in dietetic practice of at least 900 hours under the supervision of a registered or licensed dietitian.
  • Examination: Each applicant is required to pass a written examination demonstrating competence in the discipline of dietetics and nutrition. Each written examination may be supplemented by an oral examination. The board shall determine the times and places for examinations. The board may waive the examination requirements of this section and issue a license to practice as a licenseddietitian to an applicant who is registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or who has been duly licensed as a nutritionist or dietitian under the laws of another state if the standards for licensing in that state are no less stringent than those required under the provisions of this article.

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