Before applying to the College of Dietitians of Ontario for registration, you must first have any degree you received outside of North America assessed through the World Education Service
(WES). This service will evaluate the level of the degree compared to Canadian degrees (e.g. Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral level). This information will be used by the College, along with other information about your education and practical training, to determine whether you meet the requirements for registration with the College (see step 2). Request a course by course evaluation report and sent it to the College by purchasing WES ICAP service.
Download and submit the completed application form
along with all required documents and fees. Please contact the College for assistance if you are having difficulty accessing documents required for your application.
Once you have submitted your application form
with all the required documents, the College will assess whether you meet the registration requirements.
If you meet the registration requirements of the College, you will be deemed eligible to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination
Step 3 - If necessary, fill any gaps indentified in CDO's Assessment
If the College assesses that you do not fully meet one or more of the registration requirements, you will receive directions about how to fill the gaps.
If your application is unsuccessful and you are not satisfied with the College assessment, you can request a review or a hearing before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
. While the Board cannot ignore or alter the registration requirements, it can ask the Registration Committee to reconsider a matter where the Committee made a mistake or otherwise acted unreasonably.