Dietetics

As decided in House Bill 49, dietitians will be licensed through the State Medical Board of Ohio beginning January 21, 2018. The State Medical Board of Ohio is working to keep licensees as informed as possible during this transition.

Dietitians will now renew on a biannual basis. The initial two-year license fee is $225 (previously $125+$95). Licenses may be renewed for additional two-year periods with a fee of $180 (previously $95+$95).

 

Application and Renewal


If you have not created an account in eLicense, please do so. This is the portal where you will apply for and renew licenses. It will also provide you and your employers with printable and electronic license verification.

eLicense allows you to update your address and supervision of exempt practitioners. Name changes can be requested through eLicense via a service request. Click "options" after logging into eLicense to submit your changes.

Instructions for application and renewal (Limited Permit and Licensed Dietitian)

 

Request FBI and Ohio BCI Background Record Checks


All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here.

  • Results MUST be sent directly from the vendor to the State Medical Board of Ohio; the Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

  • In-state applicants

    • You must use the services of a vendor that participates in the national WebCheck program. Click here for a list of vendors. The sheriff's offices in most Ohio counties also participate in WebCheck. Please allow at least two to four weeks for the Board to receive and process in-state background checks.

  • Out-of-state applicants

    • ‚ÄčAll applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here. Please allow at least two to eight weeks for the Board to receive and process out-of-state background checks.

 

Advisory Council Members


Applications will be reviewed at the Feb. 14, 2018 board meeting.

 

Contact Information



Below is the contact information you should use for help with dietetic licensure after January 16, 2018:
Phone: 614-466-3934
Email: contact@med.ohio.gov
Mailing Address: 30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

 

Board Meetings


A list of 2018 board meetings can be found here. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

 

Current Laws and Rules for Chapter 4759

 

Additional Resources