This page outlines the process for applying to the College through the credential assessment option.  This assessment compares the content of your degree(s) against the national standards. It does not consider any knowledge or skills that you have gained through work experience or other continuing education. If you require a detailed report about the specific gaps in your knowledge and skills, you must complete Option 1 - Comptency Assessment.
Step 1 - WES Assessment

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.

Step 2 - Apply to the College

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 (CDRE).     
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.

Step 4 - National Registration Examination

Write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).  The CDRE is offered twice each year, in May and November. Once an applicant is deemed eligible to write the exam, they are also eligible for a Temporary Certificate of Registration.

For further assisstance contact: Heena Vyas - Registration Coordinator