A provisional license may be granted to a person who has completed the education and pre-professional requirements as specified in the law and who presents evidence to the Board of intent to take the examination approved by the board.
For students pursuing their Registered Dietitian credential, you must provide a verification statement from your academic program, a verification statement from your supervised practice program, and your Eligibility Email from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, indicating you are approved to take the R.D. exam. Provisional licensees will also be required to work under the supervision of a licensed dietitian/nutritionist.
The cost of a provisional license (Category B) is $85 ($50 Application fee + $35 Issuance fee). Provisional licenses are valid for one year from date of issuance. If you pass the R.D. exam within the first 6 months from the issuance date of your provisional license, you only pay the balance of the issuance fee to upgrade to Category A, which would be $90.