Arkansas licenses licensed dietitians. An individual must complete requirements aligned with the Registered Dietitian pathway in order to qualify for licensure. However, there is no licensure requirement for providing nutrition care.
 Only licensed individuals may use the titles: "dietitian," "licensed dietitian," "provisional dietitian".

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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: Bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution with a program in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics or food system management.
  • Experience: Completion of a planned, continuous preprofessional dietetic experience of at least 900 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian or licensed dietitian.
  • Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.