OPTION 1 - COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT
The Competency Assessment involves two separate components:
The Knowledge and Competency Assessment Tool (KCA
T) – a multiple choice exam which tests your foundational knowledge and practice competencies against the national standards. Your results on the KCAT will determine whether you are eligible to proceed to the Practice-Based Assessment or if you require additional education/training before pursuing registration with the College. Click here to view KCAT preparation guide
Practice Based Assessment (PBA
) – A practical assessment that will include oral and written components to assess competency compared to standards for dietetic practice in Canada. Click here to view PBA preparation guide
Based on the result of the PBA, you may:
- Be required to complete additional education or training; or
- Be deemed eligible to write the national registration examination.
APPLICATION PROCESS - COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT
The process for applying to the Competency Assessment are explained below. The KCAT, PBA, and the national registration examination must be completed in Canada, however you may complete the WES assessment and apply to write the KCAT from outside Canada.
Step 1 - WES
The first step in the Competency Assessment process is to have any degree(s) you received outside of North America assessed through the World Education Service
(WES). This service will evaluate the level of the degree compared to Canadian degrees (e.g. Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral level). The result of this assessment will be considered in determining your eligibility to complete the KCAT (see step 2). Request a course by course evaluation report and sent it to the College by purchasing WES ICAP service.
Step 2 - Application form and fees
Download the KCAT application form
and submit it, along with all required documents and fees. Please contact the College (Heena.Vyas@collegeofdietitians.org
) for assistance, if you are having difficulty accessing documents required for your application.
Once the College has received your KCAT application form
, fees and required documents, the College will determine whether you are eligible to write the KCAT.
Step 3 - KCAT
If you are deemed eligible to write the KCAT, you will be provided instructions to register and pay for the KCAT
. You will receive the results of the KCAT within 8-10 weeks after the assessment. Depending on the results of the KCAT, you will either be directed to complete: