Apply to the College

The College of Dietitians of Ontario has the legal responsibility under the Registered Health Professions Act to register only qualified people to practice Dietetics in Ontario.

All applicants must meet the high Canadian standards for academic and practical training in order to practice as a dietitian in Ontario. Click here for detailed information about the requirements and how they can be met.

For special needs accommodation, see the College's Accessibility Policy.

General Certificate of Registration 

An applicant who has met all the requirements for registration will receive a General Certificate of Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. 

Temporary Certificate of Registration 

An applicant who has not yet written the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination and has met all other requirements may be eligible to receive a Temporary Certificate of Registration if the following conditions are met:
  • The applicant has not previously held a Temporary Certificate of Registration;
  • The applicant has not previously failed the Registration Exam;
  • The applicant has applied to write the next available Registration Exam or has written the examination and is waiting for the results.
A Temporary Certificate is issued for up to 16 months, as long as the member is actively attempting the successful completion of the Registration Exam.
An individual holding a Temporary Certificate may practise using the title "Registered Dietitian" but may not supervise another dietitian. 

Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE)

Beginning November 2017 exam, the CDRE fees will increase to $525.00