Dietitians Continuing Education

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After October 3, 2016, the requirements will remain the same for the renewal of a dietitian license. Dietitians are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each 2-year license period.

Continuing education courses must be approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its agents or a regionally accredited college or university and the course must be related to dietetics. You can also earn credit by presenting acceptable continuing education programs, participating in poster sessions, publishing professional books or articles, and self-study of professional materials that include self-assessment examinations.

The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences or certificates. If a licensee is selected for audit, then the licensee will be notified and records will be required to be submitted to the Department.

Dietitians Continuing Education FAQs

  1. Does the continuing education requirements for the renewal of my dietitian license change after October 3, 2016?
  2. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of my dietitian license?
  3. What type of courses will be acceptable for credit as continuing education?
  4. Will any continuing education credit be given for the successful completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Examination?
  5. How does the audit process work for continuing education?

1. Does the continuing education requirements for the renewal of my dietitian license change after October 3, 2016?

No, the requirements will remain the same.

2. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of my dietitian license?

Licensed dietitians are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each 2-year license period.

3. What type of courses will be acceptable for credit as continuing education?

Courses must be approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its agents or a regionally accredited college or university and the course must be related to dietetics.
You can also earn credit by presenting acceptable continuing education programs, participating in poster sessions, publishing professional books or articles, and self-study of professional materials that include self-assessment examinations.

4. Will any continuing education credit be given for the successful completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Examination?

Yes, 1 hour of continuing education credit will be granted.

5. How does the audit process work for continuing education?

The Department shall select a random sample of license holders for each renewal month. If selected for an audit, the licensee will be notified when they receive their renewal notice. The licensee will be required to submit copies of certificates, transcripts or other documentation to verify the licensee's attendance, participation and completion of continuing education requirements. Licenses will not be renewed until continuing education requirements have been met.