Guam licenses dietitians and nutritionists under an exclusive scope of practice model. This law does not apply to to any licensed health professional who provides nutrition counseling incidental to their primary practice. Click on the statute for more information.
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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
- Academic: Nutritionists: Evidence of certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists or as a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution with a major in human nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition education, community nutrition, or food and nutrition. Dietitians: Evidence of Registered Dietitian registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Experience: Nutritionists: Documented work experience of at least 900 hours in human nutrition or human nutrition research. Dietitians: Evidence of Registered Dietitian registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or completion of academic requirements for such a credential.
- Examination: Diplomate (DACBN) of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN); Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS); Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.