Licensure and Professional Regulation of Dietitians in Illinois

Illinois Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act

Illinois House Bill 4665 was passed in April 2022 and signed by Governor Pritzker on May 27, 2022. This legislation extends licensure for Dietitians until January 1, 2028. Please be aware that the changes to the law will become effective on January 1, 2023. A link to this statute can be found below. 


Illinois (225 ILCS 30) Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act

Thanks to those who supported the licensure process!
Julie Patterson, Annalynn Skipper, Pepin Tuma, Connie Locher-Bussard, Christine Cliff, Sara Umphfleet, Amy Moore, Mary Russell, Lisa Eaton Wright, Karen Greathouse, Terry McBride, Ashleigh Collins, Kelly Drews, Roberta Cooper-Meyer, Linda Roberts, Nancy Prange, and our Lobbyist David Ormsby

Academy Article: Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act Passes Illinois Legislature: Standards Protect Consumers from Harm

Illinois LDN Renewal

State licensure needs to be renewed by October 31 every odd numbered year. The initial application and renewal fee is $100. For more information about licensure, visit our Licensure FAQ page or the IDFPR Dietitian Nutritionist website. For licensure questions contact Mark McInerney, Illinois Academy Consumer Protection Coordinator at [email protected]

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Purpose of Dietetics Licensure

To protect the public by ensuring every person who practices dietetics and nutrition (including Medical Nutrition Therapy) is qualified by meeting the requirements for a license. Additionally, licensure often provides health insurance companies and state and federal governments with the assurance that these practitioners meet standards of professional competence in order to be reimbursed for providing nutrition care services.

Licensure (LDN)

  • Establishes a state regulated scope of practice
  • Help consumers identify who is qualified providers
  • Establish minimum standards to demonstrate competency
  • Strong licensure laws specify the minimum credentials required to: 

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