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


Per 21 NCAC 17.0109(g) licensees must maintain general continuing education / professional development for licensure in North Carolina in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians – 75 hours in a 5 year period, utilizing the Professional Development Portfolio Process.

The dietitian/nutritionist who is also an R.D., will, by maintaining registration with CDR, meet the requirement for continuing education in North Carolina law.

The licensed dietitian who is not an R.D. must provide evidence of continuing education / professional development directly through the Board.

Details for meeting the continuing education / professional development requirements are sent to the licensed dietitian who is not an R.D.

Please note, rules addressing continuing education requirements for licensed nutritionists meeting the requirements in N.C. General Statute § 90-357.5(c), are presently in drafting.

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