Regulation Matters 2021 - Issue 2, September

Your 2021 Annual Renewal and Self-Directed Learning Tool Submission

As a member of a self-regulated profession, maintaining your membership with the College requires active and ongoing engagement, including the annual renewal of your registration, and the completion of the annual Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Tool, unless you have signed a voluntary undertaking through the Quality Assurance Program or are otherwise exempt.
The College has emailed all General Members advising that your 2021 annual registration renewal and SDL Tool are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on October 31, 2021. If you are a General Member, you may renew your registration and submit your SDL Tool anytime between September 1 and October 31, 2021. 

Registration Renewal

This year, the last day of renewal (October 31) is a Sunday. The College is closed on weekends and we are unavailable to assist members on the weekends. We urge you to complete your annual renewal and SDL Tool prior to the weekend of the deadline. 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.  
The College relies on members to answer the renewal questions truthfully and accurately. The information collected on the renewal form is needed to carry out the College’s regulatory obligations, including maintaining the Public Register of Dietitians, communicating with members, and submitting aggregate data to the Ministry of Health (refer to the Registration & Annual Renewal Guide for more information). Your responses must reflect your current contact information and practice situation at the time you renew. Renewal also includes declarations to confirm or declare that the answers you have provided are accurate. 
A fee of $70.00 will be added to your annual membership fee if you renew your registration after October 31, 2021. An additional administration fee of $70.00 will be charged if you submit your SDL Tool after October 31, 2021. 

SDL Tool Submission

General Members must also complete an SDL Tool by October 31, 2021, unless at least one of the following applies:
  • You became a member of the College after August 29, 2021;
  • You have signed a voluntary undertaking with the College; or
  • You have received an exemption for the current year.  
Submitting your SDL Tool is a mandatory component of maintaining your certificate of registration. Before you begin completing your SDL Tool, please watch Writing Professional Learning Goals; view SDL Tool FAQs hereand read FAQs for completing SDL Tool in a Pandemic.
A new Guide on how to write a SMART goal and new SMART goals writing template was recently developed by the Quality Assurance Program to help dietitians reflect on their professional learning when completing their annual Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Tool.
Note: All SDL Tools submitted late will be automatically reviewed by the Quality Assurance Committee 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 here, and College staff will follow up with you. 

Be Ready with Your College ID & Password

You will need your College ID and password to log in to your member dashboard. If you have forgotten your password, or are not sure you remember it, please reset it. You will be locked out after three 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.
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.
If you have been locked out of your online account and need to reset your password, you must call us before 5 p.m. on October 29, 2021. Make sure the email address we have on file is current and accessible, or you will not be able to change your password. 

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, 2021 at

Step 1: Login 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. Please ensure that:
  • Your browser is up to date (all the latest updates have been installed).
  • The language is set to English before you begin the renewal process to avoid transmission errors.
  • Important: 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 screen shots 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.

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. When on the payment page, please promptly submit your credit card details and do not leave the page (even for a few seconds) 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 between September 1 and October 31, 2021.
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 to your member dashboard and resign your registration. For more information about resigning from the College, please click here.  

Have Any Questions?

For renewal questions, contact:
For questions about your SDL Tool, contact