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 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 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 College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island Registrar. In PEI, the examination is written in Charlottetown. The site is determined by the College. 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 2017 Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) Preparation Guide.  Please contact College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island Registrar for a copy of the Guide in French.