Regulation Matters 2020 Issue 2, August

Quality Assurance Update

Annual Renewal and Practising Fewer than 500 Hours

Dietitians must declare their practice hours in the last three years annually as part of their registration renewal, due this fall on October 31. Those who declare fewer than 500 hours of dietetic practice in the past three years are referred to the Quality Assurance Committee for next steps, which may involve an assessment, to ensure that the member has maintained competence to practice.

Click here to find out what happens when a dietitian practices fewer than 500 hours.

2020 Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Tool Due October 31, 2020

All eligible general members must complete an SDL Tool by October 31, 2020.
NOTE: You are not required to complete an SDL Tool if:
  • You became a member of the College after August 31, 2020
  • You have signed a voluntary undertaking (VUT) with the College
  • You have received an exemption for the current year
  • You are a temporary member
Eligible general members have 60 days to complete their SDL Tool. The portal will be open from September 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.  Remember to review your SDL Tool for accuracy before you submit it.

Late Administration Fee of $70.00

An administration fee of $70.00 will be charged if you submit your SDL Tool after October 31, 2020 and your SDL Tool will automatically be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Committee for adequacy of content.

Access your SDL Tool from your member dashboard

Resources that will help you complete an SDL Tool

Writing SMART Goals video: Example of Learning Goals: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2019 Results of the Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Tool Submission

Each year, the Quality Assurance Program randomly selects 2.5% of the SDL Tools to make sure that they are complete and that their learning goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Results Oriented and Time-bound). The SDL Tools with goals that do not meet the SMART requirements are referred to the Quality Assurance Committee. 
2019 Audit of the SDL Tool
Total Reviewed       234
Resubmission of SDL Tool Required       119
Referred to ICRC for Non-Compliance             7
RD Must Attend Mandatory SMART Goals Webinar          40

JKAT and PPA Cancelled for 2020

The response to COVID-19 is impacting everyone. For those on the front-lines of health care, that impact can be even more significant. The College understands this and has therefore decided to reschedule the Jurisprudence Knowledge & Assessment Tool (JKAT) and the Peer and Practice Review (PPA) to Spring 2021.

Members who were selected for the JKAT and the PPA in 2020 will be deferred to 2021.