Licensure & Becoming an RD

Licensure & Becoming a Dietitian




  • The 5 Steps to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) can be found at 
  • RDNs are required to be licensed/certified in some states. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dietetic Internship meets Tennessee requirements for licensure/certification. State licensure and certification requirements are available at
  • State licensure and state certification for RDNs are separate from the credentialing by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Licensure details can be found at