Return to Practice Applicant

Applicants who have not held current registration with a regulatory body in Canada nor practiced dietetics in three or more years are eligible to apply for assessment as a Return to Practice applicant.

The College will assess the qualifications of a return to practice applicant to determine if the requirements for registration have been met. Part of the assessment process includes an in-person College competency assessment for registration conducted at the University of Alberta which will be based on a basic nutrition knowledge examination as well as diagnostic evaluations using the methodologies of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI).

The assessment fee is $600—paid to the College once an individual is scheduled for assessment. Please note that you are responsible for any travel, accommodation and personal expenses associated with the assessment.

In order to complete the assessment, the applicant must submit the following:

    1. Completed application form including required fee for application and additional application documentation (provided below). Click here to access the application for registration (Return to Practice).
      1. You must have Adobe Reader installed to view this document.
      2. You may choose to complete the form online and print it before signing and returning the original to the College office.
    2. Official transcripts sent from the issuing institution.
    3. Letter verifying completion of internship program sent from program director.
    4. Police information check obtained within one year of application. Click here to complete a MyBackCheck online.
    5. Resume/CV
    6. Work experience and continuing education verification
      Applicants are encouraged to provide details of education activities undertaken within the past three years prior to application that relate directly to dietetic practice. Also, we ask that you provide details of work experience obtained within the past three years prior to application that relate directly to dietetic practice and at a level that would be expected of a practicing Dietitian.
    7. Verification of Registration with all previous provincial dietetic regulatory bodies. Applicants will be required to contact each dietetic regulatory body directly to request Verification of Registration and to obtain the following:
        • Verification of Registration with provincial regulator.
        • Official transcripts showing the degree conferred.
        • Letter verifying completion of internship program.
        • CDRE results (if available).
        • Marriage certificate (if available).

Any fee associated with processing the request for verification is the responsibility of the applicant.