21 NCAC 17 .0109 ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL OF LICENSE
(a) An applicant shall be issued a license based on compliance with requirements stated in G.S. 90-357 and the rules in this Chapter.
(b) A licensee shall notify the Board of any change in the licensee's personal or professional address within 30 days of that change.
(c) Licenses shall expire on March 31 of every year. Beginning in 1993, the licenses shall be issued for a period of one year beginning April 1 and ending March 31.
(d) At least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the license, the Board shall send the licensee written notice of the amount of renewal fee due, and instructions on how to obtain a license renewal form which must be submitted with the required fee.
(e) A licensee's renewal application must be postmarked prior to the expiration date in order to avoid the late renewal fee. Failure to receive renewal notice is not justification for late renewal.
(f) The Board may not renew the license of a person who is in violation of the Act, or Board rules at the time of application for renewal.
(g) Applicants for renewal of licenses shall provide documentation of having met continuing education requirements by submitting either:
(1) Evidence of completing continuing education hours to maintain certification as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. These standards are contained in the "Professional Development Portfolio Guide", which is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments or additions of reference material. Copies of this standard may be obtained at no charge from the Commission on Dietetic Registration's website at: http://www.cdrnet.org/pdrcenter/; or
(2) A summary of continuing education on the form provided by the Board documenting completion of 30 hours of continuing education for a two year period. The continuing education hours must meet the standards contained in the "Professional Development Portfolio Guide."
(h) A renewal license shall be furnished to each licensee who meets all renewal requirements by the expiration date.
(i) The Board shall renew a license upon the payment of a late fee within 60 days of the expiration date of March 31. If the license has been expired for 60 days or less, the license may be renewed by returning the license renewal form with all appropriate fees and documentation to the Board, postmarked on or before the end of the 60-day grace period.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-356; 90-362; 90-363;
Temporary Adoption Eff. March 19, 1992 for a Period of 180 Days to Expire on September 13, 1992;
Eff. June 1, 1992;
Recodified from 21 NCAC 17 .0009 Eff. February 1, 1995;
Amended Eff. December 1, 2011; July 18, 2002; February 1, 1995.