University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certification & Licensure

Licensure Disclosure

The US Department of Education requires UNMC to make the following disclosures to applicants who are interested in or enrolled in degree programs that lead to state licensure or certification.

Certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for certification or licensure in your home state. The official categories are: "Meets"; "Does Not Meet"; and "Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet."

A "Does Not Meet" or "Have Not Made a Determination" status DOES NOT indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair, or certification officer for further details. Contact information for each program is found in the program sections below.

Common causes for a "Does Not Meet" or "Have Not Made a Determination" include the following:

  • Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.
  • Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Nebraska.
  • Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws. These courses and exams are not offered in Nebraska.

Master of Medical Nutrition Program

Requirements and Process for Becoming a Registered Dietitian via Completion of an ACEND-accredited Graduate Program (Future Education Model)

  1. Attain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and meet the prerequisites and admission requirements for the ACEND Program for which you are applying.
  2. Attain a graduate degree and verification statement from an ACEND-accredited future education model graduate degree program. The UNMC Master of Medical Nutrition program is an ACEND-accredited Graduate Program and provides the education and supervised experimental learning to meet these requirements.
  3. Obtain a passing score on the Commission on Dietetic Registration examination for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.
  4. Follow state laws that regulate the practice of dietetics.

Status by State

This is information is current as of February 1, 2024. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm licensure eligibility.


Does Not Meet

Have Not Made a Determination

Nebraska, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming NA Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, West Virginia

For further information, contact:
Corrine Hanson by email or phone 402-559-3658

Program website

Additional information and resources regarding licensure is available from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).