Questions you might have about your license.
We need validation of your marriage certificate or divorce decree. Merely copy the document and fax, scan and email, or mail the copy to the Board office. There is no fee for this service. Your name will be updated in the database. During renewals, the board staff will update your renewal certificate with the name change. It is best to send in the name change documents first and then renew online once the name change has occurred in the database. The name change occurs on the website the following day for the public licensee search.
Due to online security measures, the secure line used for financial transactions will ‘time you out,’ if you do not have a key stroke for ten minutes, leave the application, or any other security steps used by the IT team. If this happens and the system does not allow you to log back in, you will need to wait until 9:30 AM the following day for the system to be ‘reset’. Again, this is for security reasons.
You may access your record by entering the website at www.dieteticsnutritionboard.state.mn.us and log in. You’ll see the number of CE hours already entered. You may enter them throughout the three year CE period which ends in November, 2012. You are required to have 45 clock hours earned between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2012.
The Board of DNP requested a decrease in fees from the legislature in 2006 to better reflect the actual expense of board operations. The Dietitians and Nutritionists representing the profession on the board also pay license fees and expect to pay reasonable fees. They have worked hard to create an efficient operation. The lower fee was approved by the legislature, but not changed in laws.
The Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology sponsored and the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation in 2009 requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5.00 and no more than $150 on EACH business, commercial, professional, or occupational license. The funding from the surcharge will go to OET, which will establish an electronic licensing system for the state. The fees are collected by the board and forwarded to OET.
THIS SURCHARGE IS NOT A LICENSE FEE, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOARD OF DIETETICS AND NUTRITION PRACTICE, AND IS NOT MANAGED BY THE BOARD EXCEPT FOR ITS COLLECTION.
In 1994, the Minnesota legislature, recognizing that the practice of dietetics and nutrition affects the public welfare, passed a law that provided for state licensing and regulation of dietitians and nutritionists. The law also provided that a board consisting of licensed dietitians and nutritionists, as well as public members, would be responsible for carrying out these functions.
The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor. Two members must be licensed dietitians, two are licensed nutritionists, and two of the three public members must be either consumers of nutrition care services or people who provide care to individuals who use those services. The term of appointment is four years. A person may not be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms.