IMPORTANT: CHANGES IN LICENSURE – See the following documents in the Members Only Document Library: “HPLA Address Change” and “Criminal Background Check.”

The District of Columbia requires licensure for Dietitians working in the State. Licensing of dietitians assures the public that individuals providing nutrition advice have the appropriate education and experience. For applications and additional information on the process, please call the Department of Health Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, customer service line at 1-877-672-2174 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m. EST (Monday through Friday), or visit their website at:

All licensing documents should be sent to:

Department of Health
Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
899 North Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20002
We have a new Health Licensing Specialist who is the direct contact for all dietitian and nutritionist licenses:
 Eric Yeager
Health Licensing Specialist

For licensure in Maryland, visit:

For a listing of all States that require licensure, visit:

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