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Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board

Announcement:  Under the authority vested in the Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health by Act 114 of 2023, the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board will be reducing certain fees effective 7/1/23:

The fee reduction will be in effect beginning 7/1/23 and ending 6/30/24. These regulatory fees and charges have been reduced in light of the fund balance accumulated by the board and the reduction may or may not apply in future years.

Applicants renewing an expired license must pay the renewal fee plus penalty and provide an attestation statement. CEUs must have been earned within the correct time frame for the original expiration date. See Rules X.F.

Fee to replace a current issued license card: $25

The purpose of the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board (ADLB) is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. This is accomplished by providing for the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of dietetics as established by the Dietetics Practice Act in l989.

The Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board members appointed by the Governor meet regularly to process new and renewal licensure applications. The state of Arkansas currently licenses over 793 dietitians in the state.


Under Act 392, "Dietetics Practice Act," the Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board established the following: Dietetics Practice Act.

Continuing Education

The law that established licensure for dietitians in Arkansas also specified that for renewal of that license, every licensed dietitian would yearly complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education(CE). The CE would be approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its designee. These Continuing Education Guidelines provide additional information regarding this process.

Board Members

2023 Dietetics Rules


The Board shall consist of five (5) persons, all of whom are Arkansas residents, with the following qualifications: three (3) Board members who are Licensed Dietitians; two (2) Board members who are representatives of the public at large including:

  1. One (1) member who is not actively engaged in or retired from the field of Dietetics, to represent the consumers; and
  2. One (1) member who is sixty (60) years of age or older, who is not actively engaged in or retired from the field of Dietetics, to represent the elderly.

The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the confirmation of the Senate and shall serve terms of five (5) years.

The Governor shall consult the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics before appointing the three (3) Board members who are licensed dietitians. Each of these Board members shall have been practicing dietitians for at least five (5) years preceding their appointment.

Functions of the Board

Duties of the Board include the licensure and regulation of individuals qualified to engage in the practice of dietetics and other nutrition care services.

At least two (2) regular meetings of the Board shall be held each calendar year, and at the first regular meeting every two (2) years, the Board shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson. Special called meetings may be held at the discretion of the chairperson or at the written request of any two (2) members of the Board. Reasonable notice of all meetings shall be given in the manner prescribed by the laws of this State.

A quorum of the Board shall consist of three (3) members.

Board Members

Board Meetings for 2024

*AME ARDLB Announcement April 2024 (Video)

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Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board
5800 W. 10th Street
Suite 103
Little Rock, AR 72204

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Arkansas Dietetics Licensing Board 5800 W 10th St.
Suite 103
Little Rock, AR 72204

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