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Note:  Access all forms and additional information from the Application Resources menu to the right. 

There are five steps for applying to the College:

All steps in the application process may be completed before you come to Canada.   

Step 1
Has it been more than 3 years since you completed your education and training, or since you were last registered and practised as a dietitian in Ontario or another jurisdiction?
  • If yes, click here to read about the requirement for current knowledge and competence
  • if no, move to step 2
Step 2
Have you completed an ACEND accredited degree and internship in USA?
Step 3
Download and submit the completed application form along with all required documents identified in the checklist. 

Step 4
Pay the application fees according to the instructions on the application form.

Step 5
Once you have submitted your application form with all the required documents, the College will assess s whether you meet the registration requirements.  
  • If you meet the requirements
If meet the registration requirements of the College, you will be deemed eligible to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).  If you have previously been registered with a regulatory body and passed the CDRE, you will be offered a General Certificate of Registration.   
  • If you do not meet the requirements
If the College assesses that you do not fully meet one or more of the registration requirements, you will receive directions about how to fill the gaps.
If your application is unsuccessful and you are not satisfied with the College assessment, you can request a review or a hearing before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. While the Board cannot ignore or alter the registration requirements, it can ask the Registration Committee to reconsider a matter where the Committee made a mistake or otherwise acted unreasonably.

Step 6
Write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).  The CDRE is written twice each year, in May or November. Once an applicant is deemed eligible to write the exam, they are also eligible for a Temporary Certificate of Registration.

For further assistance contact:                               

Heena Vyas, Registration Coordinator (

Important Note: The College does not accommodate walk-in appointments.