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

Answer:

Per 21 NCAC 17.0109(g) licensees must provide documentation of having met continuing education requirements.

  • For licensees who are Registered Dietitians licensed under Category A as licensed dietitians/nutritionists, such licensees must provide:

Verification of current certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the CDR, and verification of compliance with CDR's continuing education requirements. The continuing education standards required to maintain certification are contained in the "Professional Development Portfolio Guide," which is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions of reference material. Copies of this standard may be obtained at no charge from CDR's website at: https://www.cdrnet.org/pdp/professional-development-portfolio-guide;

 

  • For licensees who are Certified Nutrition Specialists licensed under Category F as licensed nutritionists, such licensees must provide:

Verification of current certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the BCNS, and verification of compliance with BCNS's continuing education requirements. The continuing education standards required to maintain certification are listed on the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists' website, which is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments or editions of reference material. Copies of this standard may be obtained at no charge from the BCNS's website at: https://nutritionspecialists.org/cns-tools/recertification.

 

  • For licensees who hold the Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition credential, and are licensed under Category F as licensed nutritionists, such licensees must provide:

Verification of current certification as a Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition by the ACBN, and verification of compliance with ACBN's continuing education requirements. The continuing education standards required to maintain certification are listed on the American Clinical Board of Nutrition's website, which is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments or editions of reference material. Copies of this standard may be obtained at no charge from the ACBN's website at: https://www.acbn.org/policiesprocedures.pdf.

 

  • Finally, for licensees who do not hold the Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist, or the Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition credential, and are either a licensed dietitian/nutritionist or licensed nutritionist, such licensees must provide:

A summary of continuing education on the form provided by the Board documenting completion of 75 hours of continuing education for a five-year period. The continuing education hours must meet the standards contained in the "Professional Development Portfolio Guide," referenced above.  Documentary evidence for continuing education activities shall include the following for each activity:

(A)          the name of provider/sponsor;

(B)          the name of accrediting organization;

(C)          the title of the activity;

(D)          the date attended;

(E)          the continuing education hours earned; and

(F)          a record of attendance or participation.

 

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