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Dietitian Nutritionist


A certified dietitian or certified nutritionist integrates and applies principles derived from nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food management, and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain people's health.

Certification Requirements

New York certified dietitians/nutritionists have completed:

  • bachelor's degree in dietetics/nutrition with a minimum of six months of acceptable experience, or
  • associate's degree in dietetics/nutrition with at least eight years of acceptable experience.

These certified professionals have also passed a State-approved licensing examination.


The fee for certification is $294

Certificates Issued and Active

In 2018, there were 411 certificates issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 406 certificates issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2020, there were 5,506 active certificates for this occupation.

Certification Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 570 (voice)
518-474-1449 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

29-1031 - Dietitians and Nutritionists
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/2/21.

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