Registration for Canadian-Trained Applicants

For new graduates of a dietetic practical training program who have completed their training in Canada and are planning on practicing in Prince Edward Island, an application for initial registration and licensure with College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island (CDPEI) is required.

An applicant must satisfy the registration requirements set out in Part 3 of the Regulated Health Professions Act Dietitians Regulations and apply to take the next scheduled Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE), or must be awaiting results of this examination.

To verify that a candidate meets the requirements for entry to practice, the candidate will be required to submit official university transcripts, provide verification of practical training and provide any name change documents. These documents must be submitted directly to the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island.

To begin the registration process, contact the registrar to access the electronic application. For information on dietitians’ mobility within Canada, review the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Applicants who have paid the appropriate fees and have met all of the registration requirements with the exception of successful completion of the CDRE will be granted a Temporary License with CDPEI while they are waiting to write the exam. The Temporary License entitles the individual to use the designation RD (candidate) and to practice dietetics up to 8 weeks after the completion of the CDRE.

When an RD candidate with a temporary license passes the CDRE, their Temporary License will be converted to a Full Practising License.  If a candidate with a Temporary License does not successfully pass the CDRE, the Registrar will contact him/her to discuss options.

A Temporary Registration carries obligations including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. to adhere to the Code of Conduct approved by the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island;
  2. to use established Professional Standards adopted by the registration College as a guide for the practice of dietetics;
  3. to notify the Registrar of any change in name, address and/or employment status; and
  4. any other obligations approved by the College.  

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