Education and Training

You must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge and competence to practise as a dietitian in Canada by completing a degree and supervised practical training that have been approved by the College, or by underdoing an assessment of your dietetics knowledge, skills and judgement.

Approved education and training

Your dietetics degree and practical training are approved by the College if:

  • At the time you completed them, they were accredited:
  • At the time you completed them, they were USA programs with Full accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (formerly the Commission on Accreditation in Dietetics Education – CADE)
  • They were completed at a university in Australia and you are currently an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) registered with the Dietitians Australia. 

College Assessment of your knowledge

If either/both your academic degree and practical training were not approved programs, the College must assess your dietetic knowledge and skills to ensure you meet the minimum entry-to-practise standards required in Canada. 

Refer to the Educated Internationally Applicants page for further information and to apply to the College.