Scenarios Name Changes

Scenarios - Name Changes

 
1a). A Member Gets Married and Assumes the Last Name of Their Spouse
  • Name change request: Member wishes to practise under their assumed last name.
  • Required documents: Copy of their Marriage Certificate, which shows the previous name and assumed name, and government issued identification (e.g. driver's license or health card) that demonstrates the name change.
 1b). Member Gets Married and Assumes Last Name of Spouse, but Continues  to Practice Under Previous Name
  • Name change request: None, member continues to practise under their previous name, despite assuming their spouse’s last name in their personal life.
  • Required documents: Copy of their Marriage Certificate, which shows the previous name and married name, and government issued identification (e.g. driver's license or health card) that demonstrates the name change. Despite continuing to practice dietetics under their previous name, the College still requires documentation to confirm the assumed name change in personal life.
 2. A Member Legally Changes Their Name
  • Name change request: Member wishes to practise under their new legal name.
  • Required documents: Name change certificate from the Ontario government. The name change certificate shows both the member’s previous name and their new name.
 3. A Member Gets Divorced and Resumes Their Previous Last Name
  • Name change request: Member wishes to practise under their previous last name.
  • Required documents: Copy of their Marriage Certificate, which shows the previous name and married name and a government issued identification that demonstrates they have changed their name back to their previous name.
 4. Nicknames
  • Name change request: Member wishes to include a nickname on their College profile and on the public Register of Dietitians as this name is easier for clients and colleagues to pronounce.
  • Required documents: Written request (by email, fax, mail) indicating the nickname to be included on their member profile and public register and the rationale for doing so.