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49 Pa. Code § 21.722. Education, examination and re-examination of applicants.

§ 21.722. Education, examination and re-examination of applicants.

 (a)  Education. The Board approves educational programs that meet the requirements of section 6(b)(2) of the act (63 P.S. §  216(b)(2)) that are approved by ACEND or the ACN.

 (b)  Examination.

   (1)  The Board approves the Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians and Examination of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists as the examinations which an applicant may complete to satisfy section 6(b)(4) of the act.

   (2)  A candidate shall take the examination for the first time within 1 year of completing the dietetics-nutrition education program unless prevented by emergency, illness, military service or other good cause shown, or the candidate holds a license to practice as a dietitian-nutritionist in another state or country.

 (c)  Re-examination.

   (1)  A candidate may take the licensing examination as many times as necessary to pass the licensure examination.

   (2)  Candidates who apply for re-examination 2 years or more after initial examination shall satisfy the administrative and education requirements prevailing at the time of reapplication.


   The provisions of this §  21.722 amended under section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  212.1(k)).


   The provisions of this §  21.722 amended December 16, 2016, effective December 17, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7822. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (378866).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.705 (relating to fees); 49 Pa. Code §  21.721 (relating to qualifications for licensure); and 49 Pa. Code §  21.724 (relating to continuing education).

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