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Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists

Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists

The purpose of the Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of dietetics and nutrition. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 310.

The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no general fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

Please note: The Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists no longer issues ID cards for licensees.
 
Notice:
 
May 18, 2016, Please Read and Print this Notice HERE
With our new online system and database, it has become necessary to 
Assign everyone a new six digit license number.
 
The old number will be called a Legacy License number.  You can go to your Board’s website or through Occupation & Profession web site and print out a card or certificate after creating a new USER Account and a new password.  Your existing number is stored for reference and searching purposes and will be displayed within the system and on public documents showing your current license status.
 
Please do not use a “FAVORITE” button or previously stored shortcut as it most likely will take you to the OLD System which is no longer up and viewable for verifications. 
 
NEW USER ID and PASSWORD Creation is Required: As part of this new system, you will be required to create a new User ID and password that you will keep indefinitely. This will be the only User ID and password required for renewal applications, checking historical data, changing addresses, name, email, and for all business and personal information. Please take a moment to create a new user account and password located under the Online Services - eServices link at the top of this webpage.
 
Online verification is available as well as printable cards and certficates. You can go to your Board’s website or through Occupation & Profession web site and click on Online Services - eServices and print out a new card or certificate. Both Legacy license number and your new license number will be shown.
 
The change to a new License Number was necessary and unavoidable due to the 25,000 plus license numbers and four major problems:  The first issue was that historically O&P created and maintained manually duplicate numbers within separate boards. This practice carried over into the last two failed systems which is part of the problems and costs licensees and O&P have had within our old system. The second issue is 25,000 license numbers ranging from 4 digits to 14 digits, where some had 2 to 4 prefix letters, some were hyphened and others not, thus creating too many variations to manage, display or run necessary Board reports such as audits. Furthermore, the third problem solved, with this immediate change, is to allow those license holders with payers, requiring a licensee to provide an active license number, the opportunity to make those changes today.  Although the Occupations and Professions system will display both numbers, we cannot guarantee some payers will accept the Legacy Number terminology as the same thing as an Active License Number. The fourth issue is computer systems cannot route a program using two different terms to mean the same thing, therefore the old number will now be a Legacy License Number available for search purposes, letterhead or other uses not involved in medical payer requirements.
 
Both Legacy License Number and License Number will reflect your status: Active or Expired.
 
Please begin today to plan a transition to using your new number. As additional information become available, our office will communicate to licensees via emails you have created above.
 
Thank you,
Larry Brown
Executive Director
 
Website notice from April 15, 2016 click HERE
                                                 
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.