§ 5-64.1-7. Eligibility of dietary managers.
(a) A person shall present satisfactory evidence to the board of having successfully completed the academic requirements of an educational program in dietary management recognized by the board at an accredited college or university as determined by the board.
(b) All persons shall meet the qualifications established by the commission of registration of the American Dietetic Association for registered dieticians.
(c) An applicant for certification shall have successfully completed the written examination of the Dietary Manager's Association. The title of C.D.M. must be earned by successfully completing the examination.
(d) Applicants shall be responsible for applying to take the certifying board for dietary manager's examination which is offered at a predetermined time and place. The application shall be accompanied by a fee as prescribed by the board, and this fee shall not be refundable.
(e) An applicant shall only be required to take the examination on one occasion; provided, that he or she shall be required to maintain certified status by earning sufficient work time hours as prescribed by the D.M.A., and shall pay annual certification fees when they are due.
(f) Failure to comply with requirements of this section shall result in the loss of certified status, and the person shall be required to successfully complete the exam again.
(g) To maintain certified status, forty-five (45) hours of continuing education must still be earned in each three (3) year certifying period. If this requirement is not met, certified status shall be lost.
(h) The exam may be taken three (3) times. If an applicant fails all three (3) times, he or she has to take some board certified specific refresher courses before being eligible to take the exam again. Application and fees must be submitted each time he or she applies.
(i) Neither D.M.A. nor the certifying board for dietary managers shall administer the examination. It shall be administered by a recognized testing firm.
(j) Simply graduating from a dietary manager training program only does not constitute certification. The graduate must meet all eligibility requirements for membership in D.M.A. as established in this chapter.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 352, § 1.)