Registration Requirements for Internationally Educated Dietitians

To practise as a regulated health professional in Ontario, you must be a member of your profession’s regulatory college and hold a certificate of registration. Regulated health professionals are required by law to deliver competent, ethical and professional services, and are accountable to the public through their respective colleges.

The College of Dietitians of Ontario regulates the profession of dietetics in Ontario in the interest of the public and public protection.

Ontario Registration Requirements

To practice as a dietitian in Ontario, internationally educated dietitians must hold a Certificate of Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO).

Internationally trained dietitians who have completed academic and practical training from a non-accredited program must complete an assessment.

Currently 2 assessment options exist with the College:

  1. Competency assessment
  2. Credential assessment

Based on the outcome of either assessment, the College may determine that further education and/or training is required before attempting the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam.This may include completing a bridging program to meet the standards for entry-to-practice as a dietitian in Ontario.

Once a candidate has been deemed eligible to attempt the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam, the College may issue a temporary certificate of registration until he/she passes the exam.

To learn more about the registration requirements, please visit the College of Dietitians of Ontario website.


How the Access Centre Can Help

Visit Services for Internationally Educated Health Professionals for information about Access Centre services and how to participate.