How often am I required to renew my license?


Licenses are renewed annually and are valid from April 1st through March 31st. All licensees are informed and reminded of renewal at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of the license (March 31st). Renewal reminder postcards are sent to the physical address on file with the NCBDN office, and reminder emails are sent to the email address on file with the NCBDN office.*

The completed application and current renewal fee of $95 must be submitted online by March 31st. If you renew after March 31st, but before May 31st, you are subject to an additional $75 late fee in addition to renewal costs. After May 31st your license is considered Lapsed.

If you are issued a new license after March 31st but before January 1st of the following year, you will be required to pay the full renewal fee of $95.00 before March 31st of the following year. If you are issued a new license between January 1st and March 31st of the current renewal year your license will be extended through the following year. Thus, if you are issued a new license in December, you will be required to renew your license before March 31st of the following year. However, if you are issued a new license in February of the current renewal year, your license will be issued through March 31st of the following year.

Please contact the NCBDN office with further questions regarding this issue.

*Per 21 NCAC 17 .0109(e) failure to receive renewal notice is not justification for late renewal.

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