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Board of Licensed Dietitians - Continuing Education

15 credits annually

To maintain licensure, dietitians must complete a minimum of 15 CE credits every year.

CE credits obtained in excess of those required for the current one-year reporting period may be carried forward for up to four years. However, no more than 60 annual excess CE credits may be carried forward.

Excess CE credits may not be used to reinstate an expired license.

Attestation, audits

Each licensee shall document compliance with the CE requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. Licensees are subject to provisions of OAR 834-050-0010 pertaining to periodic audit of CE.

Upon CE credit audit, the licensee must provide documentation supporting all credits claimed and all excess credits carried forward.

Subject matter required

Continuing education must address subject matter related to dietetics practice in accordance with ORS 691.405(1) and OAR 834-020-0000(4).

Continuing education credits will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Completion and passing of academic courses taken from an accredited college or university are awarded 15 CE credits for each semester-based credit earned, 14 CE credits for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 CE credits for each quarter-based credit earned
  • Completion of professional courses which meet academic course requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned 15 CE credits for each semester-based credit earned, 14 CE credits for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 CE credits for each quarter-based credit earned

Courses that do not meet the above standards, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work, may be assigned credit at the rate of 1.0 CE credit for each hour of attendance.

Continuing education approval

Continuing education that addresses the subject matter related to dietetics practice and is obtained from a college or university or is approved by the CDR is considered approved by rule. All other continuing education courses must be pre-approved by the Health Licensing Office. To obtain pre-approval, please submit a completed continuing education approval request form (below) to the HLO. Individual courses must be submitted for HLO approval prior to the date of the training.

Continuing Education Approval Request Form

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