Process to Become a RD or RDN

Process to Become a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

In order to become a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist an individual must:

  • Complete the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD) academic requirements plus obtain the minimum of a Bachelor's degree
  • Complete an ACEND accredited supervised practice program (i.e. Dietetic Internship Program)
  • Obtain a passing score on the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam for the RD or RDN credential

The State of Nebraska has a Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapy (LMNT) credentialing law.  Attainment of the RD/RDN credential will allow individuals to attain the LMNT credential and practice as medical nutrition therapists in Nebraska.