2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 448. Medical practices.
448.78 Certification of dietitians.

448.78

448.78 Certification of dietitians. The affiliated credentialing board shall grant a certificate as a dietitian to an individual who does all of the following:

448.78(1)

(1) Submits an application for the certificate to the department on a form provided by the department.

448.78(2)

(2) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).

448.78(3)

(3) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that he or she has done any of the following:

448.78(3)(a)

(a) Received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management from a program at a college or university that is regionally accredited, as determined by the affiliated credentialing board, and that is located in a state or territory of the United States.

448.78(3)(b)

(b) Received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management from a program at a college or university that is not located in a state or territory of the United States if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the program is substantially equivalent to a program under par. (a).

448.78(3)(c)

(c) Received a degree from or otherwise successfully completed a program in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management that is approved by the affiliated credentialing board.

448.78(4)

(4) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that he or she has completed at least 900 hours of dietetics practice in any state or territory of the United States under the supervision of any of the following:

448.78(4)(a)

(a) A certified dietitian.

448.78(4)(b)

(b) An individual who is registered as a dietitian with the commission on dietetic registration of the American Dietetic Association.

448.78(4)(c)

(c) An individual who received a doctoral degree in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management from any of the following:

448.78(4)(c)1.

1. A program at a college or university that is regionally accredited, as determined by the affiliated credentialing board, and that is located in a state or territory of the United States.

448.78(4)(c)2.

2. A program at a college or university that is not located in a state or territory of the United States if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the program is substantially equivalent to a program under subd. 1.

448.78(5)

(5) Passes the registration examination for dietitians established by the commission on dietetic registration of the American dietetic association, or passes an equivalent examination approved by the affiliated credentialing board, and held under s. 448.84, to determine fitness to practice dietetics.

448.78 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 443.

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