License Information

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Dietitian credential is 10/31/ each even-numbered year.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

  • An applicant for permanent certification may apply for a temporary certificate at the same time but must pay both fees, have completed education and experience requirements, and have submitted an application to take the next available examination.

Pre-Credential Education Information

Received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management from a program at a regionally accredited college or university located in a state or territory of the United States or from a program that the board determines is substantially equivalent.

Complete at least 900 hours of dietetics practice in any state or territory of the United States under approved supervision. The 900 hours must include a minimum of 300 hours in clinical dietetics, 120 hours in food service administration, and 120 hours in community nutrition.

If you are credentialed in another jurisdiction, please see Reciprocal Information and Wis. Stat. §​ 448.82.

Application for Licensure

2113Credentialing Information for Dietitian Certification Applicants​ (including late renewal after 5 years)
​3217​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany online LicensE application.)
2128Dietetics Practicum Experience
2111​Dietitians Certificate of Professional Education
2112Request for a Temporary Dietitian Certificate
​2115​Request for Verification of Registration
2829Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)​
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

Renewal Methods

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for renewal)

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.​