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New Licensing Regulations

The Dietetics Licensing Board was created during the 2011 legislative session by the passage of Enrolled Act #74 which established Wyoming Statutes 33-47-101 through 33-47-110.

Regulation in Wyoming

Board's Authority

The Dietetics Licensing Board is empowered to provide for the licensure and regulation of dietitians practicing in Wyoming.

Board's Mission

The Board is legislatively mandated to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed to provide dietetic services in this state are appropriately qualified and that they practice in accordance with the statute, rules and regulations, and codes of ethics for the profession.

Who Must Be Licensed or Certified

Wyoming is a Practice Act and Title Protection state. This means that persons must be licensed by the Board in order to provide the services defined in the statute and rules and regulations. It also means that only persons licensed by the Board may identify themselves as a Licensed Dietitian. Of course, as with most laws, there are exemptions. Exempted individuals who may practice the professions regulated without holding a license issued by the Board are:
  • A qualified member of a legally recognized profession who is otherwise licensed or certified by this state, while performing services consistent with the license or certification, provided the member does not purport to be practicing dietetics and does not claim to be a dietitian;

  • A student enrolled in an accredited program in dietetics while engaged as part of the program in the practice of dietetics under the supervision of a licensed dietitian;

  • A dietitian who is serving in the armed forces or the public health service of the United States, who is employed by the veterans administration or a Wyoming department of health nutritional services program under the supervision of a licensed dietitian, while engaged in the practice of dietetics provided the practice is related to that service or employment;

  • A person employed by a school district who is responsible for menu planning, purchasing of food, meal preparation or food safety, who uses general nonmedical nutrition information in the performance of the person's duties and who does not purport to be practicing dietetics and does not claim to be a dietitian;

  • A retailer who furnishes oral or written general nonmedical nutrition information related to food, food materials or dietary supplements or the marketing of food, food materials or dietary supplements;

  • A person who is employed as an instructor at a United States regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, public health nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems management or an equivalent major course of study as approved by the board;

  • A person providing weight control services;

  • A nonresident registered dietitian licensed in another state if the requirements for licensure are at least as stringent as the requirements for licensure contained in this act, or registered by the commission if the state of residence does not require licensure, while practicing dietetics in this state for up to twenty (20) days annually;

  • A person offering general nonmedical nutritional information, either as part of the sales of nutritional products or independently, who does not represent that they are a licensed dietician.


How to Reach Us:
Debra Bridges
Executive Director
2001 Capitol Avenue
Emerson Building, Room 104
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-6529
Fax: (307) 777-3508
email: Debra.Bridges@wyo.gov

Emily Cronbaugh
Licensing Specialist
2001 Capitol Avenue
Emerson Building, Room 104
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7387
Fax: (307) 777-3508
email: Emily.Cronbaugh@wyo.gov