Dietitian (LD)

Dietetics Application

The requirements for licensure as a dietitian in Ohio are described in Section 4759.06 to 4759.061 of the Ohio Revised Code, and include a description of the didactic education, pre-professional experience, and examination necessary to qualify for licensure. 

 

Application


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 is also the system that is used for requesting license verifications, and updating your name, address, and supervisory relationships.

 

eLicense application portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Initial Application Fees


An initial license is available for individuals meeting academic, pre-professional and examination requirements. The current examination approved by the Board is the examination offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for dietitians.

 

Limited Permit license is available for individuals who have met academic and pre-professional requirements and are planning to sit for the next available examination.

 

Dietitian Application $225.00 plus $3.50 transaction fee

Limited Permit Application (expires 10/31 or 4/30 based on issuance date) $65.00 plus $3.50 transaction fee

 

Criminal Records Checks


The board strongly encourages prospective applicants to complete their background checks as soon as they know that they will be applying for Ohio licensure. There is no need to wait until an application is submitted to start the background check process. The board will retain the background check results for up to one year upon receiving them. Once an application has been submitted to the board, its status will be updated to reflect receipt of the results.

  • 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.

 

Please note: the Medical Board is unable to confirm receipt of background checks or other supporting documents prior to an application being submitted. 

 

Once an application has been submitted, any documents that have been previously received will be attached to the application. Please allow the Board 10 business days to perform an initial review of your application. After that time, you may check the status of your application by logging into eLicense and navigating to your license application. Select the Options tab and the Review Status option. Any outstanding items will be listed in the ‘Comments’ section at the bottom of the page.

 

​​Examination Information


The competency examination approved by the Board for Ohio licensure is the exam offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (RD Exam).

Registration examination information and schedule of tests may be obtained from:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Commission on Dietetic Registration
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 877-1600
http://cdrnet.org

 

Dietetics Advisory Council


The Board is required to appoint a dietetics advisory council for the purpose of advising the board on issues relating to the practice of dietetics. For more information on the Advisory Council, please click here.

 

Board Meetings


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

 

Forms and Helpful Links


FAQs

License Verification Form

License Verification in eLicense

Professional Development Portfolio (PDP)

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4759

Ohio Administrative Code 4759