Hawaii licenses licensed dietitians only. 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."
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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
- Academic: A bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in dietetics, human nutrition, food and nutrition, or food systems management, or related academic requirements. Course work must include at least 9 semester or 12 quarter credits relating to food science and food preparation.
- Experience: Satisfactory completion of a documented supervised practice experience component in dietetic practice of at least 900 hours approved by the The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- 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.