Registration Requirements

Registration Categories

Registration falls under several different categories

1. Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Dietitian, or Nutritionist
             a. General Registration
             b. Special Registration - Temporary RD visiting from out of province
2. Dietitian Candidates - Temporary Registration
3. Dietetic Interns

Only individuals registered with CDPEI may use the title Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Dietetic Intern as stated in the Dietitians regulations. You may not practice as a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Dietetic Intern until your application for registration is approved by the College. No person, other than a member, shall use the designations listed above or any other title, name, description, abbreviation or derivative in any language implying that a person is a member of a CDPEI.

April 1 2024 - March 31 2025 Fee Schedule


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: 

1. Education: A bachelor’s degree specializing in dietetics or human nutrition obtained an accredited institution or approved by the Council or qualifications the Council considers substantially equivalent to a degree described in the Dietitians Regulations section 11 clause (a).

2. Internship/ Practicum
: A completed dietetic internship from an accredited Canadian internship program (or equivalent) is required. 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 practice 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. 

3. Successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.

4. Currency: An applicant shall meet one of the following requirements to demonstrate currency of profession knowledge and skills.
a. Completion of education, internship and CDRE within three years of the date of application
b. Active practice of dietetics without any restrictions for at least 500 hours during the three years immediately preceding the date of the application
c. If beyond three years, the applicant may be required to undertake academic and/or experiential upgrading prior to registration. 

5. Good Character and Reputation: The applicant must be able to demonstrate good character and reputation.  This involves a declaration at the time of application and submission of a current Police Information Check. 

6. 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 as per the Regulated Health Professions Act.

7. Professional liability insurance or protection: See Dietitians Regulations subsection 15 for details.

“Whether you’re looking for advice on a wellness program at work, individual nutrition counselling, a consultant in food service management or a media-savvy dietitian with expertise in nutrition and health, you’ll find the help you need with a PEI Registered Dietitian.”