During its 2011 session, the Nevada Legislature declared that the practice of dietetics is a learned allied profession affecting the safety, health and welfare of the public. This site will provide Nevadans with information about what dietitians do and how they are regulated by the state. This site also contains information dietitians will need to become licensed and remain licensed to practice in Nevada.
What is a dietitian?
A "licensed dietitian" is a person licensed under Nevada law to engage in the practice of dietetics or to provide nutrition services, including medical nutrition therapy. "Dietetics" means the performance of any act in the nutrition care process, including assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, intervention, monitoring and treatment, of a person which requires substantial specialized judgment and skill based on the knowledge, application and integration of the principles derived from the sciences of food, nutrition, management, communication, biology, behavior, physiology and social science to achieve and maintain proper nourishment and care of the health of the person.
Dietitian Licensing in Nevada
The process for becoming a Nevada-licensed dietitian has gone online and can be found by clicking here. For information about specific types of dietitian licensure, use the links below.
Once you enter the Online Licensing System, follow these instructions:
- To apply for a new application, click on "To Apply for a Dietitian License" in the left column.
- To renew your license, log in to the Online Licensing System and then click "Renew" on the welcome screen.
- To print a license or change your information, log in to the Online Licensing System and on the home screen select "Print Credential" or "Change Your Contact Information."
I am a licensed dietitian, do I require a business license?
sole proprietor (e.g., an individual who becomes licensed as a dietitian or
music therapist and wants to open their own consulting business) or partnership
must also obtain a State Business License or Certificate of Exemption by
visiting SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal at https://www.nvsilverflume.gov.
NOTE: You can conduct your annual State Business
License renewal at SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal at https://www.nvsilverflume.gov.
Verify a Nevada Dietitian
To verify a dietitian license online, visit the Nevada Online Licensing System. (Note: When the online verification page opens, change the business unit to "Dietitians and Music Therapists." When accessing this site, do not use the Google Chrome browser; use Internet Explorer 9-11, Safari 5.0 or Firefox 26-40.)
Get Info About Dietitians and Applicants
If requested, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health shall provide the names of applicants for a license and licensees and the names of those whose licenses have been revoked or suspended. To request a list please email email@example.com. Please include the following information in the email request: last name, first name, license number and the address to which the verification should be mailed.
To file a complaint against a licensed dietitian or licensed music therapist or against an individual practicing medical nutrition therapy or music therapy without a license, please click the link below.
Visit this link for information about Nevada laws governing dietitians.