Registration Eligibility Requirements for Dietetic Technicians

Eligibility Pathways

 

Pathway I

  • Completion of an Associate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Accredited Dietetic Technician Program.*

Pathway III

  • Completion of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a US regionally accredited college/university, or foreign equivalent, and completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).
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* A graduate of a ACEND Accredited Dietetic Technician Program is defined as a student who was initially enrolled in study on-site at a ACEND Approved Dietetic Technician Program, even if that program lost approval prior to the student's graduation. In the event the program is not currently approved, the transcript will be used to verify past approval status.

** A foreign degree equivalency statement must be submitted to verify that the foreign degree is equivalent to a degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college/university.