Certificates of Registration
General Certificate of Registration
The College registers qualified applicants that have been trained both in Canada and in other jurisdictions. All candidates must complete an accredited program of academic and practical training or the equivalent
The Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination is a validation of competence to practice. When candidates receive a Certificate of Registration with the College, it means that they have met all the academic and practical training requirements to practice in Ontario.
- Academic Preparation from an accredited Canadian university program in foods & nutrition or equivalent
- Practical Training in an accredited practical program in Canada or equivalent
- Language Proficiency in English or French
- Record of Ethical and Competent Practice
- Good Character and Good Conduct
- Current Dietetic Knowledge and Competence
- Eligible to Work in Canada
- Pass the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (Registration Exam)
Temporary Certificate of Registration
Applicants who have met the first seven requirements listed above are eligible to receive a Temporary Certificate of Registration only if:
- they have not previously held a Temporary Certificate of Registration;
- they have applied to write the next available Registration Exam; or
- they have written the exam and are waiting for their results.
An individual holding a Temporary Certificate of Registration may practise using the title "Registered Dietitian" but may not supervise another dietitian.
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.
- If a member holding a Temporary Certificate fails the exam on their first attempt, an additional condition is added to their certificate which requires that they practise under the supervision of a member holding a General Certificate of registration.
- ·A Temporary Certificate automatically expires if a member fails the exam for a second time.
Provisional Certificate of Registration
Applicants who are required to complete additional education and/or training in only one area of dietetic practice may be eligible to receive a Provisional Certificate of Registration only if
- a panel of the registration committee is satisfied that the applicant will become competent in that area of practice within 18 months after being issued the provisional certificate;
- a panel of the registration committee is satisfied that the applicant can practise safely in all other areas of practice.
An individual holding a Provisional Certificate of Registration may practise using the title "Registered Dietitian" but may not supervise another dietitian.
A Provisional Certificate is issued for up to 18 months, as long as:
- the provisional member does not practise dietetics in the area where they are required to undertake additional education or training; and
- the provisional member actively pursues the education or practical training activities required.