Registration Requirements

The following registration requirements must be met by all applicants to the College.

Education and Practical Training in Nutrition and Dietetics

You must demonstrate successful completion of a university degree and supervised practical training which meet the standards for dietetics education in Canada.

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Current dietetic knowledge and skills

If your education and training was completed more than three years ago, you must demonstrate that your dietetic knowledge, skills, and competence remain current.

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Language proficiency in English or French

In order to become registered with the College, you must be able to show proficiency that you are able to communicate and comprehend effectively (both orally and in writing) in either English or French. 

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Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Authorization to Work in Canada

You must provide proof that you are authorized to work in Canada.

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Past Offences, Findings and Conduct

The College must be satisfied that you will practice the profession safely and ethically, and in accordance with the law. You must truthfully state whether you have been found guilty of an offence, refused registration, had a finding against you related to the practice of dietetics or another profession, or are involved in certain proceedings.

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Health

You must declare whether have a physical or mental condition or disorder that could affect your ability to practise dietetics in a safe manner.

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Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination 

You must pass the registration examination approved by the College – the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).

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