Apply for a License

The NCBDN has implemented an all-new web-based system. All applications will be submitted online by visiting the NCBDN Licensee Gateway, registering, and then choosing the application category most applicable to your qualifications.
(Note, all Category A applicants will also be required to complete and have notarized Form A2 in addition to the online application. Click here for more information on Form A2.)

What category of licensure is applicable to me?
Category A:
Category A applicants are Registered Dietitians who are currently registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), OR are already provisionally licensed and are seeking to convert a Category B license to Category A. All out of state applicants who are Registered Dietitians apply under Category A, not Reciprocity via Category D.

Category B:
Category B applicants have completed their education component, internship component, and have received an “Eligibility Email” from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Applicants need not to have taken the CDR exam to apply for a Category B license (aka Provisional license), but need to provide your transcripts, and Internship Verification statement, along with the CDR Eligibility Email. Category B applicants then have 6 months to pass the CDR exam to upgrade to a Category A license for the balance of the issuance fee, which is $90. If exam is passed 6 months to one year after Category B license is granted, then applicant must pay entire fee of $175. Provisional (Category B) licenses expire after one (1) year.

Category C:
Category C applicants hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, foods and nutrition, dietetics, community nutrition or public health nutrition. The NCBDN will review application and notify applicant of eligibility status for Category C licensure, which includes subsequent completion of an A.N.D.-equivalent supervised practice program and examination for NC licensure only. Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) the NCBDN if interested in a Category C license.

Category D:
Category D applicants are currently licensed by another state and are seeking licensure by reciprocity. Only states with equivalent licensing requirements, as determined by the Board, will be considered. Registered Dietitians should apply under category A.

Category E:
Category E applicants have received from a regionally accredited college or university a doctorate in human nutrition, nutrition education, foods and nutrition, public health nutrition, or an equivalent major course of study as approved by the Board, or have received a Doctor of Medicine. Registered Dietitians should apply under category A.

*Please note, the above descriptions only include the statutory requirements for licensure. Category C, D, and E have additional requirements which must be met before licensure will be granted. Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) the NCBDN office for details.

Click here to Register and Apply Online