Frequently Asked Questions

What nutrition care services can unlicensed assistive personnel such as dietary managers or dietetic technicians registered provide?

I've seen academic and online programs advertising "certified nutritionist" degrees. What can I do with this?

What areas of nutrition and dietetics require licensure?

Who can become licensed as a dietitian?

What titles are restricted by the law?

How does licensure impact my Registered Dietitian (R.D.) title?

What are the penalties for violations of the law?

What other states require a license to practice dietetics/nutrition?

How often am I required to renew my license?

What can happen if I forget to renew my license?

Do I need to renew my license if I am currently unemployed?

What should I do if I suspect my licensure card was copied, stolen, or is being used fraudulently?

What documentation of continuing education is required to maintain a license?

Who is eligible for a provisional license?

What are the requirements for supervision of persons claiming exemption from licensure such as dietetic technicians registered or certified dietary managers?

Who is exempt from licensure and regulation by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition

What can an unlicensed person, who is not otherwise exempt, do in the field of dietetics/nutrition?

Is it within the scope of practice for NC LDNs to write diet orders?

Is my license valid for one year from when I first apply and get licensed?

What do I need to do if I get married or divorced and my name changes?

I went Inactive (or Relinquished) and now I need an NC license again. What do I need to do?

What are the considerations when providing nutrition care services via Telehealth?

What nutrition care services can unlicensed assistive personnel such as dietary managers or dietetic technicians registered provide? I've seen academic and online programs advertising "certified nutritionist" degrees. What can I do with this? What areas of nutrition and dietetics require licensure? Who can become licensed as a dietitian? What titles are restricted by the law? How does licensure impact my Registered Dietitian (R.D.) title? What are the penalties for violations of the law? What other states require a license to practice dietetics/nutrition? How often am I required to renew my license? What can happen if I forget to renew my license? Do I need to renew my license if I am currently unemployed? What should I do if I suspect my licensure card was copied, stolen, or is being used fraudulently? What documentation of continuing education is required to maintain a license? Who is eligible for a provisional license? What are the requirements for supervision of persons claiming exemption from licensure such as dietetic technicians registered or certified dietary managers? Who is exempt from licensure and regulation by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition What can an unlicensed person, who is not otherwise exempt, do in the field of dietetics/nutrition? Is it within the scope of practice for NC LDNs to write diet orders? Is my license valid for one year from when I first apply and get licensed? What do I need to do if I get married or divorced and my name changes? I went Inactive (or Relinquished) and now I need an NC license again. What do I need to do? What are the considerations when providing nutrition care services via Telehealth?