Annual Renewal: Deadline Fast Approaching!

Posted: October 24, 2022

Publié le 24 October 2022

As a member of the College, registered dietitians must renew their certificate of registration each year in order to continue practicing as a dietitian in Ontario.

The deadline to renew your registration and submit your Self Directed Learning (SDL) Tool is 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2022.

The annual registration renewal process includes:

  • Reviewing and updating your contact and employment information;
  • Answering the declaration questions; and
  • Paying your annual fee of $641.

All General Members must also complete an SDL Tool by October 31, 2022, unless at least one of the following applies:

  • You became a member of the College after August 29, 2022;
  • You have signed a voluntary undertaking with the Quality Assurance Program; or
  • You have received an exemption from the Quality Assurance Program.
Late Renewal Fee Increase
Effective 2022 renewal, the College’s Council has approved a cost-recovery increase to the late renewal fee, charging 20% of the annual fee. Unless you have been granted an extension, a late fee of $128 will be added to your annual membership fee if your renewal and payment are submitted or received by the College after 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2022.

Late SDL Tool Fee
Unless you have been granted an extension or exemption, a late fee of $70 will be charged to your account if your SDL Tool is submitted or received by the College after 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2022. This administration fee will be added to the late renewal fee of $128 if your annual renewal is also late.

PLEASE NOTE: The Quality Assurance Committee will automatically review all SDL Tools submitted late for adequacy of the content.

Extension Requests
The College will consider granting renewal and SDL Tool extensions, without a late fee, upon request. Extensions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please complete the extension request form, and College staff will follow up with you.

Be Ready with Your College ID & Password

If you have forgotten your College ID, search for your name on the College’s Public Register of Dietitians. If you have forgotten your password, or are not sure you remember it, please reset it.

You will be locked out after five (5) failed attempts of entering your password incorrectly, and staff can only reset this during regular business hours of Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
To reset your password:

  1. On the login page, click on ‘Forgot My Password’.
  2. You will be sent an email to the address we have on file for you with a link that will enable you to reset your password.

​NOTE: Make sure the email address we have on file is current and accessible, or you will not be able to change your password.

NEW! Passwords must contain at least seven characters with at least one numeric character and at least one alphabetic character. If you enter your current password and it doesn’t meet these requirements, a system message will appear prompting you to reset it.

Annual Renewal and SDL Tool Completion Process

Detailed renewal information and your online renewal forms are accessible on your Member Dashboard from September 1 to October 31, 2022, at

Step 1: Log in to your Member Dashboard using your College ID and password.

The College recommends you use Google Chrome as your internet browser to complete your renewal. Before you start, clear the cookies and cache from your internet browser. An online search in your browser will show you how.

Step 2: Review and update your profile information. 

Access the renewal form by clicking ‘Renewal and Fee Payment’ under the Registration section of the Member Dashboard. The Annual Registration Renewal Guide provides helpful information and screenshots to help you accurately provide the required information.
Remember to update your contact information if you have moved, changed your workplace, or your email. Your responses must reflect your current contact information and practice situation at the time you renew.
Liability Insurance
NEW! If you are practicing dietetics, you must provide details of your current liability insurance coverage. This includes your employer and/or private insurance coverage. Please have your insurance details ready when you complete your annual renewal, including the policy number, insurance company, and policy start/end dates.

Step 3: Pay your annual renewal fee.

Please pay online by Visa or Mastercard in CAD only (Debit cards are not accepted). If you cannot pay your annual renewal fee online via credit card, please contact:
Have your credit card on hand. Do not leave the page until you see your payment confirmation.

Step 4: Print your receipt.

Your receipt will be posted on your Member Dashboard within five business days of being processed, under Print Receipts. Once it is posted, you can download as many copies as needed, anytime. 

Step 5: Complete your SDL Tool.

You can access your online SDL Tool from your Member Dashboard from September 1 to October 31.
NEW! The SDL Tool now has the template embedded for writing SMART learning goals.
The following resources are available that will help you complete your SDL Tool:

Questions Related to the SDL Tool
Going on Leave?
If you are currently on leave or planning on taking a leave of absence due to parental leave, sick leave, or education leave, you have two options:

  1. Maintain your membership with the College, which would require you to complete your annual renewal and SDL Tool (unless you are granted an SDL Tool exemption); or
  2. Resign your membership.

For more information, refer to the College’s Going on Leave webpage.

If you do not intend to renew your membership with the College, please log in into your member dashboard and resign your registration. For more information about resigning from the College, please click here
Questions Related to Annual Renewal