Language Proficiency

You must be able to show proficiency in either English or French before you can practise dietetics in Ontario.

This means the College must be satisfied you can communicate and comprehend, both orally and in writing, in either English or French at a level that allows you to practise dietetics safely.

You will demonstrate language proficiency in one of two ways:

  1. Providing evidence that the medium of instruction for your primary, secondary, or post-secondary education was in English or French*;  or
  2. Achieving the minimum acceptable score on a College-approved language test

*An applicant who completed education in English or French may be required to complete a language test in written or oral communications.

College-approved language tests - English

The approved language tests for demonstrating language proficiency in English are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum required scores for these two tests are:

  TOEFL Internet (iBT) IELTS
TOTAL 80 6.5
Listening 15 6
Writing 13 5
Reading 15 6
Speaking 26 8

College-approved language tests - French

The approved language test for demonstrating language proficiency in French is CanTest.

The minimum required scores for CanTest are:

  1. 4.5 in Listening and Reading and,
  2. A Writing score of Band 4.0 and,
  3. 4.5 in an interview test which confirms speaking performance.