Registration Requirements

Registration requirements for the profession of dietetics in Prince Edward Island are set out in the Dietitians Act 10 (1) a. They are as follows:

Education

A bachelor’s degree with concentration in nutrition or a similar field of study such as dietetics, food science, etc., from an accredited Canadian University (or equivalent). 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 five years of the date of application. Beyond five 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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