Connecticut 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.
The first and foremost reason for certification is protection of the patient and client. For this reason, registered dietitians and nutritionists in the US and Canada adhere to some of the strictest guidelines in the world, making them the at what they do. Held in this regard, Connecticut nutrition professionals are held to this highest standard.
The first part of any certification process is a solid educational foundation. For this reason, the programs listed here should be examined carefully to find the one that is right for your specific career goals. In order to complete certification for Connecticut as well as a national dietetic or nutritional certification body, the right degree program must properly prepare you for your licensing and examinations.
State and national licensure is required in both the state of Connecticut and by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the American Dietetic Association’s certification and examining body. Certification as a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR requires the following criteria:
- 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 Connecticut State Dietetic Association and state Board of Licensing
National information on certification can be found here on Nutritionist-World.com.