Nebraska Nutritionist/Dietician Certification and Licensing - NE
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*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

Nebraska’s residents have long scored poorly on the nation’s list of healthiest state’s and regions. Healthy diets, organic foods, physical fitness and weight loss have not been priorities in this state as they have been in others like California or Colorado. This is changing, however, due to a push by the state legislature and numerous special interest groups focused on improving the lives and health of the people of Nebraska. This job, however, should not be taken lightly. The consequences of giving nutritional guidance are serious, and can lead to very important health changes. For this reason, the nutrition and dietetic professionals in the state of Nebraska are some of the most experienced and capable, in order to maintain the top ranking of those working in the state’s nutrition fields.

The Nebraska Dietetic Association requires that all dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) working in the nutrition or dietetics fields in Nebraska successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination, as well as the ADA’s education and registration guidelines. The CDR, the examining body of the ADA, administers these tests for those that have completed the required college or university degrees. Nebraska does not require a state examination, instead only the national CADE certification process. The requirements are listed below. Certification to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Nebraska Dietetic Association are as follows:

  1. Earn a four-year bachelor’s degree or higher composed of courses approved by the ADA’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).
  2. Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship.
  3. Successfully pass the national exam administered by the CDR.
  4. Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and the Nebraska Dietetic Association.

All information on certification can be found here on

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