DC Licensure:

The District of Columbia requires licensure for Dietitians and Nutritionists.  Licensure assures the public that individuals providing nutrition advice have the appropriate education and experience.  Nutrition and Dietetics licensure requires practitioners to meet education, training, practice, and examination qualifications.

For license applications and additional information on the process, please visit the DC Health website at:

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/146192

 

If mailing, all documents and payment should be sent to:

DC Board of Dietetics and Nutrition

PO Box 37802

Washington, DC  20013

 

If you wish to submit your documents in-person and pay in person, then go to:

DC Health

899 North Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 442-5955

 

If you have any questions, call the Health Professional Licensing Board at 1-877-672-2174 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Or you can contact the Health Licensing Specialist for Dietetics and Nutrition at DC Health as follows:

Aisha Nixon

Health Licensing Specialist, DC Health

202-724-8739

aisha.nixon@dc.gov

 

To view a checklist of all the documents required for a new license application for a Dietitian license in DC use the following link:

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/156582

To view a checklist of all the documents required for a new license application for a Nutritionist license in DC use the following link:

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/156632

 

DC licensure follows a biennial cycle (taking place every other year).  DC Dietitian and Nutritionist licenses expire on November 1st of odd-numbered years. Your initial license will be valid for the balance of the current renewal cycle.  You will be mailed a renewal notice approximately three months before the expiration of your license.  Upon completion of the renewal questionnaire and payment of the renewal fee, your license will be renewed for a two-year period.  The renewal application can be found at:

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/1108352

 

Dietitians and nutritionists must have a total of thirty (30) hours of approved continuing professional education.  Submission of CPE hours is not required for first-time renewal applicants.  Documentation verifying your CPE hours should not be mailed to the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.  The Board will perform a CPE audit following renewal periods.  You can keep track of your CPE hours using the “CPE Submission Form” found on the following link:

https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/156752

 

For licensure in Maryland, visit:

https://health.maryland.gov/dietetic/Pages/licensure.aspx

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

https://www.cdrnet.org/state-licensure

 

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