Licensure Information


 *Please see below for a new link to the DPL website regarding changes to CEU requirments as of 2017*

Did you know?

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists is one of 28 boards of registration who collectively regulate over 50 professions and trades in Massachusetts.To learn more, visit:


Did you know?

The legal representation of the Massachusettsdietetic licensure credential is “LDN” or “Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.” To view the statutes and regulations pertaining to dietetic licensure, visit:


Unsure if you should apply for Massachusetts licensure?

Here are some good reasons to apply:

  1. Be recognized by employers as a credible source of nutrition information.
  2. Be identified as a state-regulated, ethical and effective nutrition professional.
  3. Be recognized by consumers as a qualified and competent nutrition practitioner.
  4. Be credentialed for reimbursement by insurance companies in Massachusetts.
  5. Be identified as a practitioner qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  6. Participate more easily in new payment models and innovative delivery systems.
  7. Have greater ease in obtaining dietetic licensure or certification in another state.
  8. It is easier than you think! Everything is now done online via the ePLACE portal.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions listed below can be found at:


Is someone available to help me with questions?

What do I need to do to get licensed?

What are the educational requirements for licensure?

What are the professional experience requirements for licensure?

If I am a Registered Dietitian, will it simplify my application?

Is there a Continuing Education requirement? *

How long is my license good for?

How do I renew my license? 

Can I get my license through Reciprocal Recognition?

Do all conferences / lectures by an ADA/CDR - approved sponsor count toward continuing education units (CEUs)?

 Do poster sessions/exhibits count toward continuing education units?


ePLACE Portal

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ePLACE Portal was created in 2016 to offer online access to many services related to licensure. These include applying for Massachusetts dietetic licensure, checking the status of your license, renewing your license. Visit:


Want more information?

Visit the Division of Professional Licensure:

Applications and Forms


Fees and Renewal Schedules for Dietitians


Interested in Serving as a Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists Member?


Calendar for Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists and Meeting Minutes


Continuing Education Units 

The official language regarding continuing education requirements may be found at:

You must renew your license with the Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists every two years. To renew your license, you must complete a minimum of 30 units of continuing education activities every two years. A unit of continuing education is described as“a minimum of 50 minutes of organized learning experience.” You are responsible for keeping a record of all continuing education you have completed, and you will be required to submit this documentation in the event you are selected for a random audit.


For more information on continuing education requirements, click here



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