(a) The board may issue a provisional permit to engage in practice as a licensed dietitian to any person who has not met the experience requirements set forth in this article upon the filing of an application and submission of evidence of successful completion of the education requirements of this article. A provisional permit expires one year from the date of issuance. Renewals may be issued for a period not to exceed three years upon request by the applicant and submission of a satisfactory explanation for the applicant's failure to become licensed.
(b) The fee for a provisional permit or renewal is $50, which shall be submitted with the application. All fees collected shall be deposited to the credit of the fund provided in section five of this article.