Licensure and Professional Regulation of Dietitians in Illinois

Illinois LDN Renewal

State licensure needs to be renewed by October 31 every odd numbered year. The initial application fee is $100. The renewal fee is also $100. For more information about licensure, visit our Licensure FAQ page or the IDFPR website

Look up or renew license here
For licensure questions please contact Mark McInerney, our Consumer Protection Coordinator at [email protected]

Modernizing the Illinois Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act to regulate persons engaging in the practice of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Act 225 ILCS 30/ is effective December 28, 2012. CLICK HERE to view the Practice Act on the Illinois General Assembly website.

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) Licensure Task Force worked with the Academy and our Lobbyist to create a fact sheet on dietetic licensure in Illinois. The intended purpose of this fact sheet is to inform IAND members and others about licensure. CLICK HERE to view this the fact sheet (pictured on the right).

As a first step our new licensure legislation, HB3585 Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Practice, must win support of lawmakers. CLICK HERE to downloaded a copy of the IAND Constituent Email Template to send to your State Representative.

"Witness Slip" Instructions

It’s easy-peasy to submit a "witness slip" to support our bill. Just click this link and scroll down to “HB3585 Jonathan Carroll” and click the pencil icon on right under the witness slip column and insert your information. See the video below for a guide. 

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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