Nevada 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.
Nevada has not had the most affluent of years since the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009. Many of those out of work have struggled to find a foothold in the state’s economy. There have been successes, however. The health care industry has continued to grow despite the housing, construction and hospitality and entertainment slowdowns. Of the health care industry fields, one particular field has grown considerably. Those in the nutrition industry have seen their field under more and more responsibility as the nation looks toward health care more. As the government tackles health care and individuals look to become healthier in order to prevent many types of illnesses and ailments, the duties of nutritionists have grown exponentially each year. For this reason, the certification process for new nutritionists and dietitians has also grown to keep up with the demand and safety of Nevada’s public.
The Nevada Dietetic Association currently requires that all dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) working in nutrition in Nevada successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination and the Nevada Dietetic Association state exam, 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. The requirements are listed below.
Certification to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR, the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services and the Nevada 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) and the NDA.
- Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship in the state of Nevada.
- Successfully pass the national exam administered by the CDR.
- Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and the Nevada Dietetic Association.
All information on certification can be found here on Nutritionist-World.com.