(225 ILCS 30/45)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8401-45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
Dietitian nutritionist; qualifications.
A person shall be
licensure as a dietitian nutritionist if that person meets all of the
(a) Has applied in writing in form and substance acceptable to the
Department and possesses a baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate
degree in human nutrition, foods and nutrition, dietetics, food systems
management, nutrition education, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, nutrition and integrative health, or an equivalent major course of study as
recommended by the Board and approved by the Department from a school or
program accredited at the time of graduation from the appropriate regional
agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education
Accreditation and the United
States Department of Education.
(b) Has successfully completed an examination authorized by the
Department which may be or may include examinations given by each of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, and the
Commission on Dietetic Registration, or another examination approved by the Department.
The Department shall establish by rule a waiver of the examination
requirement to applicants who, at the time of application, are acknowledged
to be certified clinical nutritionists by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, certified nutrition specialists by the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, diplomates of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or registered dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and
who are in compliance with other qualifications as included in the Act.
(c) Has completed a dietetic internship or documented, supervised practice
experience in dietetics and nutrition services of not less than 900 hours
under the supervision of a
certified clinical nutritionist, certified nutrition specialist, diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, registered dietitian or a licensed dietitian nutritionist, a State licensed
practitioner, or an individual with a doctoral degree conferred by a U.S.
regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in
human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, food
systems management, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, or nutrition and integrative health. Supervised practice experience must be completed in the
United States or its territories. Supervisors who obtained their doctoral
degree outside the United States and its territories must have their degrees
validated as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a U.S. regionally
accredited college or university.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)