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Dietitian Nutritionist


A certified dietitian or certified nutritionist integrates and applies principles derived from nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food management, and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain people's health.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a dietitian/nutritionist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants must meet education and experience requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Examination Requirements

Applicants must meet examination requirements specificed by the New York State Education Department.

Fees: (as of February 9, 2011)

The fee for certification is $294.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2013, there were 319 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2013, there were 5,319 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Dietetics-Nutrition Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 270 (voice)
518-402-5354 (fax)

Standard Occupational Classification

29-1031 - Dietitians and Nutritionists
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Additional Information

The American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 877-1600
Fax: (312) 899-1979


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 7/29/14.

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