Eat Right Georgia

Professional Issues

The issue of delayed license issuance has recently been brought to our attention. The GDA State Licensure Liaison attended the Licensure Board Meeting on October 1, 2010 and learned the following:

Provisional Licenses: Delays in issuance of Provisional Licenses may be due to heavy submission of applicants in May, June and July, due to recent graduates. Delays may also be caused when the application is incomplete or disciplinary actions are being investigated. Additionally, there have recently been problems with Provisional Licenses not being displayed as complete on the website and with printing the physical licenses. The board continues to work on these issues.

Regular Licenses: There is a 7 day turnaround from the day the application fee is processed until issuance of the license. Although multiple state licensure boards are now combined, this should not affect licensure processing.

Be aware of the licensure law that exists in this state. You must be a Licensed Registered Dietitian to practice Dietetics in the state of Georgia.

All licenses to practice Dietetics in Georgia will be up for renewal in 2012. In the meantime, keep your name and address up to date with the Licensure Board and be sure to accumulate and document the required 30 hours of CE hours.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association. The current continuing professional education (CPE) guidelines for RDs are as follows:

CPE hours are accumulated annually from June 1 to May 31.

To maintain registration status, 75 hours of approved CPE must be reported to CDR within each five –year registration period.


Becoming a Credentialed Provider

Being reimbursed for providing Medical Nutrition Therapy by third party payors is both possible and beneficial for Georgia RDs, but there is a process one must go through to make this happen.




All RDNs are nutritionists but not all “nutritionists” are RDNs.  Click here to find an expert in your area!


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