Alaska 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.
According to the Alaska Dietetic Association, Dietitians and Nutritionists in the state who wish to become registered must complete the requirements set forth by the American Dietetic Association (www.eatright.org) and the Alaska Board of Registrars (www.Alaska.gov).
Those interested should find out their individual requirements on this site and on our recommended sites to help them choose the program that fits their career goals and educational needs.
The state of Alaska refers certification to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the national governing body of the American Dietetic Association. Licensure to practice dietetics is required in the state of Alaska and by the CDR. Certification as a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR in the state of Alaska requires the following:
- An acceptable four-year degree or higher focused on nutrition science, dietetics or closely related field
- Completion of the CDR's registration examination for dietitians
- Registration with the Alaska State Dietetic Association and state Board of Licensing