• Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Applied and successfully completed an ACEND® accredited supervised practice program, such as Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship, which allows the intern to write the national examination to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.   
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
  • Once interns become an RDN, if the state they reside require licensure, they will be required to follow that state's requirement to become licensed/certified.  It is ACEND's considered opinion that the program is designed to and does meet all state dietetics licensure and certification laws. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.