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How to Get Licensed
Professional Scope of Practice
The statutory definition of "dietetics practice” means the integration and application of principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, management, physiology and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain the health of people through:
  • Assessing the nutritional needs of clients

  • Establishing priorities, goals and objectives that meet nutritional needs of clients

  • Advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutritional intake by integrating information from a nutritional assessment with information on food and other sources of nutrients and meal preparation

  • Evaluating and making changes in food, diets and nutrition services, maintaining appropriate standards of nutritional quality in food and maintaining appropriate standards of nutrition services

Applicants must obtain at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a major course of study approved by the Board of Licensed Dietitians in human nutrition, dietetics, foods and nutrition or food systems management.

Applicants must complete a planned, continuous program of dietetic experience approved by the Health Licensing Office (HLO) of 900 hours under the supervision of a licensed dietitian.

Applicants must take and pass the examination administered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). The board recognizes the examination administered by CDR and the passing score set up by CDR as the board's examination. 
HLO may waive the examination requirement and grant a dietitian license to an applicant who:
  • Presents satisfactory evidence of current registration as a dietitian with a creditionaling body approved by the board, such as the CDR

  • Holds current licensure under the law of any other state or territory in the United States, if the requirements for licensure of dietitians in the state or territory in which the applicant is licensed are not less than those required under Oregon law.

License Application
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