Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE)

The Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) is a national examination developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The CDRE is a requirement for registration in all provinces except Quebec.

The CDRE is a one day multiple choice examination designed to test practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. The CDRE is administered on the second Saturday in May and the first Saturday in November each year at designated sites across Canada.

Candidates must apply to write the exam by completing the PEI Dieititans Registration Board registration application process and submitting the exam fee.

Registration Deadlines

The deadlines for applying to write the exam are March 15 for the May exam and September 1 for the November exam. To apply, contact the PEI Dieititans Registration Board Registrar. In PEI, the examination is written in Charlottetown. The site is determined by the Board. A CDRE Preparation Guide is provided to all exam candidates. The Guide includes policies regarding the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list.

Click here to view the 2012 Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) Preparation Guide.  Please contact PEI Dieititans Registration Board Registrar for a copy of the Guide in French.