Dietetic Intern & CDRE

Registration for Dietetic Interns
As per Section 19 of Regulated Health Professions Act Dietitian Regulations, Dietetic Interns completing practicum on Prince Edward Island are required to be registered with CDPEI. To register as a ‘dietetic intern’, submit the following:

  • Completed Dietetic Intern Application Form
  • Confirmed enrollment or completion of an Equal accredited bachelor's degree specializing in dietetics or human nutrition or equivalent* 
* Up until and including August 31, 2023, previously accredited programs through PDEP will be recognized.

Please contact the Registrar for more information.


Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam

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 in May and November each year at designated sites across Canada.

Candidates must apply to write the exam by completing the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island registration for temporary membership. See Canadian-Trained Applicants for more information. 

Registration Deadlines
The deadlines for applying to write the exam are May 1st for the May 18th or 19th exam and September 1 for the November exam. The exam is written virtually unless accommodations are submitted to the Registrar. Please see Appendix E: CDRE Accommodations for more information.

A CDRE Preparation Guide is provided to all exam candidates. The Guide includes policies regarding the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list To view the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) Preparation Guide select your desired language: