Registration Requirements


Registration requirements for the profession of dietetics in Prince Edward Island are set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act Dietitians Regulations Part 3. They are as follows:

Education
A bachelor’s degree specializing in dietetics or human nutrition obtained at an institution accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice or approved by the council or qualifications that the Partnership of Dietetic Education and Practice or the Council considers substantially equivalent to a degree described in clause (a). Click here to view a list of accredited Canadian Degree programs. Degrees received outside of Canada will be assessed to determine equivalency to a Canadian accredited degree program.

Internship/ Practicum A completed dietetic internship from an accredited Canadian internship program (or equivalent) is required. Click here to view a list of accredited Canadian Internship programs. The internship consists of a minimum of 35 weeks of practical experience under the supervision of Registered Dietitians. It is designed to ensure that the competencies required to practise have been acquired in a wide variety of practice areas. Practical training completed outside of Canada will be assessed to determine equivalency to a Canadian accredited internship program.

Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE)
The national registration exam is taken once a candidate has completed the education and practical training components. The exam is a pass/fail exam and successful completion of exam is required to receive a full practicing license.

Currency
Completion of these qualifications must be obtained within three years of the date of application. Beyond three years, the applicant may be required to undertake academic and/or experiential upgrading prior to registration.

Good Character and Reputation

The applicant must be able to demonstrate good character and reputation.

English Language
Fluency in English at the professional level is required to ensure language is not a barrier for the applicant to practice dietetics in Prince Edward Island.
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