Dietitian and Nutrition Counselors

Here is a summary of Florida CE renewal requirements for ND's (dietitians/nutritionists) and NC's (nutritional counselors), 

Every Renewal

  • 30 hours total, with specifics as follows:

  • 2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors, which FMES offers, during every two-year licensure cycle. 
  • Human Trafficking - Florida Requirement – 2 Contact Hours (This course will be listed in the "general hours" category)
**FMES has received notice that due to the current COVID-19 situation, LIVE CE HOURS are not required.  
"According to discussion at the August 2020 meeting and a review of the rule regarding CE's for dieticians and nutritionists, it was noted that "live" hours are not required."
Leah Compagnone-Bolt
Regulatory Supervisor
Department of Health | Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Council of Dietetics and Nutrition 
  • Up to 20 hours may be in home study**All FMES courses are approved for dietitian and nutrition counselors. There is no home study limit for this 5/31/2021 renewal.  
  • No more than 10 hours may be in management, risk management, personal growth, and educational techniques.
  • The licensee shall retain the certificates of attendance or other records for 4 years for documentation purposes, in case of audit.
  • FMES will have your "certificate of completion" available for 4 years. Come back and print as many copies, as needed, free of charge.

*Initial Florida applicants must complete a 3 hour HIV/AIDS course, which FMES offers.

New applicants must complete a continuing education course on HIV/AIDS (3 hours) – which must be done prior to the first renewal of the license.