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Dietitian / Nutritionist Licensure

When to Apply

Apply by CDR Registration if:

  • You are currently a CDR-registered dietician.

Apply by Examination if:

  • You have not passed any diet/nutrition certification/registration exams OR
  • You have passed a diet/nutrition certification/registration exam other than the CDR exam

Apply by Reciprocity if:

  • You hold a current dietitian or nutritionist registration, license or certification in another jurisdiction, but are not CDR-registered AND at least one jurisdiction where you are currently licensed must have licensure standards at least equal to Delaware’s licensure standards.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Requirements for All Applicants

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.

All applicants have additional requirements to submit. You only have to submit the additional documentation listed under the section of your application type.

CDR Registration Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • A copy of your current CDR registration card.
  • An original or electronic Credential Verification sent directly from CDR to the Board office. To request the Credential Verification, visit the CDR website at www.cdrnet.org.

For information on the examination and other testing issues, visit www.cdrnet.org.

Examination Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the section above for all applicants, you must also submit:

  • U.S. Educated – Official transcript(s) from the college/university showing that you have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. and that your major course of study was in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management. For more information on the education requirement, see 24 Del. C. §3806(a)(1) and (2).
  • Foreign Educated – Proof (e.g., credential evaluation) showing that your nutrition education received outside the U.S. or U.S. territories is equivalent to the required U.S. education. For more information, see 24 Del. C. §3806(a)(1).
  • If you have already passed a dietetics/nutrition certification/registration examination(s), arrange for the Board office to receive verification of passing each exam.

Reciprocity Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the section above for all applicants, you must also submit:

  • Copies of or links to the licensing and/or practice law and regulations on dietetics/nutrition for each jurisdiction where you are currently licensed. The Board will compare the laws and regulations of Delaware to those of the other jurisdictions to verify that you can apply by reciprocity.

Remember, if you are CDR Registered, apply by CDR because of the simpler requirements and less of a wait for approval.


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