Minnesota Nutritionist Certification and License
*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.
For those living in Minnesota who feel passionate about healthy living, nutrition and fitness, the nutrition and dietetic professions may well be your calling. However, you will not be the only one serious about these professions. The Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Dietetic Association, Board of Licensing and American Dietetic Association are also very serious. These accrediting agencies have been put in place to ensure that all practicing nutritionists and dietitians provide the best possible quality and care to the patients and clients they serve. Minnesota’s safety and well-being is job number one for these agencies and the state’s nutrition professionals alike.
The Minnesota Dietetic Association requires that all dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) who wish to practice in Minnesota complete an examination, as well as education and registration guidelines. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the examining agency of the ADA administers this. This ensures that the care they are giving to Minnesota’s patients and clients is the best possible, as well as ensuring for the quality of the health of those who are being cared for.
Minnesota is one of 23 states that requires a state examination and registration in addition to the national certification process. Certification to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR and the Minnesota Dietetic Association are as follows:
- Earn a four-year bachelor’s degree or higher composed of courses approved by the ADA’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).
- Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship.
- Successfully pass the national exam administered by the CDR.
- Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and MDA.
All information on certification can be found here on Nutritionist-World.com.