New Hampshire Nutritionist Licensing and Certification
*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 state of New Hampshire boasts one of the healthiest populations in North America. Despite all of the maple syrup, the residents of New Hampshire are among the most active Americans, eating healthier than those in just about any other state. So it comes as no surprise that New Hampshire is also home to some of the top nutritionists and nutrition professionals in the country. The state is very selective of its registration and examination process, ensuring the safety and health of all patients and clients, as well as the integrity of the industry’s professionals.
The New Hampshire Dietetic Association requires that all dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians (DTR) practicing in the numerous fields of nutrition in the state successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination and the New Hampshire Dietetic Association state exam, as well as the ADA’s education and certification process. The CDR, the examining body of the ADA, administers these tests for those that have completed the required college or university degrees, listed below.
Certification to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the CDR, the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services and the New Hampshire 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 NHDA.
- Completion of a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited and supervised practice program or internship in the state of New Hampshire.
- Successfully pass the national exam administered by the CDR.
- Complete all continuing educational (CE) requirements to maintain certified status with the ADA and the New Hampshire Dietetic Association.
All national information on certification can be found here on Nutritionist-World.com.