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Medical Nutrition Therapy
Renewal Information

Expiration Date: All medical nutrition therapy licenses expire 9/1, of each odd-numbered year.

Renewal Process: Notice of renewal is sent to each licensee approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date. It is important that your address is current with our office in order to assure delivery of the renewal notice. To renew a license, you must:

  • Document 30 hours of approved continuing education (on the renewal form), earned within the renewal period (to obtain a listing of approved continuing education contact the Licensure Unit at (402) 471-2117; and
  • Pay the renewal fee of $114.00.
  • Inform the Department of any misdemeanor/felony convictions or disciplinary actions pending or taken in another state.  For information relating to the documentation that must be submitted, click here

Revocation: Renewals not postmarked or received by 10/1 will be sent a notice of revocation.

Continuing Education Waiver: The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit may waive the continuing education requirements, in whole or in part for any 2-year license or for the period of time since the license was last issued, when a licensee submits documentation that circumstances beyond his or her control prevented him or her from completing such requirements. Circumstances shall include that the licensee:

  1. Holds a Nebraska license but is not practicing medical nutrition therapy in Nebraska;
  2. Has been in the service of the regular armed forces of the United States during part of the 24 months immediately preceding the license renewal date;
  3. Has been suffering from a serious or disabling illness or physical disability which prevented completion of the required number of continuing education hours during the 24 months immediately preceding the license renewal date; or
  4. Has been first licensed within 24 months immediately proceeding the license renewal date.

Inactive or Lapsed Status: A licensee may request that his/her license be placed on inactive or lapsed status (this request can only occur at the time of renewal). If you choose either inactive or lapsed status, you can not provide medical nutrition therapy services.

  • Inactive status means the voluntary termination of the right or privilege to represent oneself as a medical nutrition therapist, but retains the right to represent himself or herself as holding an inactive license.
  • Lapsed status means the voluntary termination of the right or privilege to represent oneself as a medical nutrition therapist. No fee is required.

Additional Information: Click pdf icon here to find additional information relating to the renewal, revocation, and reinstatement process.

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