Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians Continuing Education - General Information

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Texas Jurisprudence Exam

The licensee must successfully complete the Texas Jurisprudence Exam for renewal. Proof of successfully completing the exam must be retained by the licensee as required as stated in the board rules. One hour of continuing education credit will be granted for successful completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. The Jurisprudence exam is a no-fail assessment designed to show that the applicant is familiar with board rules. It will be available on-line through the board website and can be taken at any location with web access for a $35 fee.

Renewal Fee's

2 Year Renewal - If postmarked by license expiration date $96.00.
2 Year Renewal - If postmarked 1 to 90 days late $118.50
2 Year Renewal - If postmarked 91 days to less than one year late $141.00

Continuing Education Requirements

The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed dietitians and provisional licensed dietitians. Continuing education credit includes programs beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of licensed dietitians and provisionally licensed dietitians, thus improving nutrition care to the public.

Proof of having earned a minimum of 12 continuing education credits for a two-year cycle shall be required at the time of renewal of each license. The hours must have been completed prior to the date of expiration of the license.

The hours must be offered or approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its agents or a regionally accredited college or university.

The licensee shall be responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the board at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit by the board.

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Last updated December 20, 2011
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    Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians