~ Online License Renewal opens January 1st ~


Renewal Period is annually from January 1st to March 31st Renewal Fee=$95

Late Renewal is April 1st through May 31st - Additional $75

All renewals are processed via your Licensee GatewayNOTE: Legal Questions for renewal have CHANGED. Please read the instructions carefully and report only information that is new since your last application with us.


  1. If you have forgotten the login credentials you set up, please allow yourself time to retrieve them using the “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password” processes found on the Gateway login page. Check your Junk folders for reset codes, if needed.
  2. All materials, such as new ID cards, certificates, and verification letters are printable from the account you set up through the NCBDN Gateway.

We do not accept paper renewal applications. You may still choose to pay the $95 renewal fee by check or money order, if you choose not to pay by credit card, by selecting the “Pay by Check” tab at checkout. However, your renewal application will NOT be processed until the check or money order is physically received and verified by our office.

If you will no longer be practicing dietetics and/or nutrition in North Carolina, you must still request a change of status in your Gateway account.

Go “Inactive”
Inactive Status is only applicable to those who are currently Active with an expiration date of March 31st of the current year. Inactive status puts your license on “hold” (you do not pay the yearly renewal fee) until the time you wish to reactivate. At that time, you only pay the current year’s renewal fee of $95. Once your Inactive status request is approved, you may not practice dietetics and/or nutrition in NC, utilize any of the protected titles, or work in a non-exempt position.

To submit an Inactive status request, please log into the NCBDN Gateway , click on your active license, and select “Inactive” under your Options.

Relinquish your license
If you believe you will not return to practice dietetics and/or nutrition in NC again, then you may want to Relinquish your license. Once relinquished, should you want to practice dietetics and/or nutrition in NC again, you will have to reapply for the full fee of $248, and complete a criminal background check.

To submit a Relinquish request, please log into the NCBDN Gateway , click on your license, and select “Relinquish” under your Options.

If you are already Inactive and wish to Reactivate, or are Relinquished and wish to Reinstate, please log into the NCBDN Gateway, click on your existing license, and select the appropriate application under "Options."