How to Apply

To apply for a professional license as a Dietician, it is required that you file an application with the Secretary of State. Once issued, all licenses have a common expiration date of March 31st of even numbered years.

  • Licensure requires signatures across all forms along with an application fee. Some forms require notarizing. See specific instructions below for these instructions.  
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees to be considered for licensure. 
  • Once issued, the expiration date for all Dietitian licenses is March 31st of even numbered years.  

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

Dietitian Licensure by Examination

Dietitian Licensure by Registered Dietitian

Dietitian Licensure by Endorsement

Dietitian Provisional Permit

Reinstatement

Renewal Checklist

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Disability Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Public Law 101-336), the Professional Licensing Boards Division provides for reasonable accommodations by designated vendors for exam candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on a Licensure Examination.  

Applicants may request an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act by submitting an application and all supporting documentation to the respective Board and/or a designated vendor as instructed on this form>>

 

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

Initial licensure application

$75

Renewal

$50

Late renewal

$60

Reinstatement

$90

Provisional Permit

$100

Decorative wall certificate

$50

Verification of license

$35

Duplicate license card

$25

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Dietitian Licensure by Examination

If you have never been licensed before as a Dietitian, apply for licensure by examination.

Dietitian Licensure by Registered Dietitian

If you have never been licensed in Georgia before as a dietitian and are currently a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or its successor...

Dietitian Licensure by Endorsement

If you have an active current, unencumbered dietitians license in another state or jurisdiction you may choose to apply by Endorsement...

Dietitian Provisional Permit

A Provisional Permit is available but is not required to apply for licensure as a dietitian.

Reinstatement

If your Dietitian license has lapsed for failure to renew or been revoked by the Board, you can apply to have that license reinstated

Renewal Checklist

Dietitian licenses expire every two years on March 31st of even numbered years. 

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal.

To file by mail: 

When mailing your application to the board office, please mail in a 9x12 envelope. Do not staple or fold the application.

Call 404-424-9966 and request a paper renewal coupon be mailed to you. When completed, please mail the renewal coupon, the required fee, and any supporting documents to: 

Georgia Board of Licensed Dietitians 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

  • After renewing online or by mail, CHECK your license expiration date online to assure the renewal was completed. 

Contact

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Related Resources

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