Licensure


States' professional licensing laws help consumers identify who is a qualified practitioner to provide a particular set of specified services, known as the profession's scope of practice. Some individuals are not qualified for licensure because they lack the objective accredited education, experience and examination demonstrating their competency to provide services within the regulated profession's scope of practice.

 

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. Changes to the law took effect on January 1, 2023. Click the link to read this statute 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

 

Illinois Licensure 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 IDFPR Dietitian Nutritionist website. The website includes notices, application forms, resources, publications, along with laws and rules. 

Licensure questions can be directed to Mark McInerney, Illinois Academy Consumer Protection Coordinator at [email protected]

Look up or renew license here

 

What is the Purpose 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.

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