Oregon Nutritionist Certification and licensing
*Do not assume that any schools and programs listed on this site are a path to obtaining the RD credential. For credential information on actual schools that offer programs to the RD credential, view the ADA's official website at www.eatright.org.
Oregon has traditionally been one of the healthiest states in North America. Its population prides itself on eating health, its physical fitness and its renowned nutritionists, dietitians and other health care related professionals. The State of Oregon’s Public Health Division and the Oregon Dietetic Association (ODA) and additional public health and nutrition agencies have worked together to create numerous organizations and groups, including governmental, professional and non-profit, to increase awareness of the importance of nutrition and healthy living and the role of nutritionists and dietitians throughout Oregon. Nutritionists and Dietitians in Oregon are held to some of the highest standards in the US, ensuring the health of the state’s residents, as well as preserving the integrity and standards of the nutrition and health care industries.
For Oregon, the ODA requires that all registered dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) pass the ADA’s education and certification processes as well as the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) national examination. The CDR administers these tests to those who have successfully completed a degree program from an accredited college or university. The ODA requires a state certification as well as those of the national ADA requirements.
Certification to become an RD or DTR by the CDR, the Oregon Public Health Department and the ODA are as follows:
- A four-year bachelor’s degree or higher composed of courses approved by the ADA’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) and the ODA.
- Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship in the state of Oregon.
- Successful completion the CDR examination.
- Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and the Oregon Dietetic Association.
All information on certification can be found here along with additional Oregon certification and licensing info..