RESIGNATION POLICY

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RESIGNATION POLICY


You must formally notify the College if you intend to resign your registration. If you fail to advise the College of your intention to resign, your certificate of registration may be suspended or revoked for failing to renew your membership and pay your fees.

Suspensions and revocations are noted in your file with the College and will remain on the Register of Dietitians indefinitely. The Register of Dietitians is publicly available on the College's website.


Resignations Are Accepted Online and Via Email

To resign online: Login to your member dashboard and select “Resign Registration.”

 To resign via email: Send an email to registration@collegeofdietitians.org and include your name, College ID number, the effective date and the reason for your resignation (e.g. retirement, moving to another province or country, changing professions, etc.).

Restrictions on the Use of the Dietitian Title

Section 7 of the Dietetics Act, 1991, prohibits any person who is not a member of the College from:

  1. Using the title Dietitian, a variation or abbreviation or an equivalent in another language; and
  2. Holding oneself out as a person who is qualified to practice in Ontario as a Dietitian or in a specialty of dietetics.
A breach of the Act could result in a fine of up to $25,000 for a first offence and $50,000 for a subsequent offence.

REQUIREMENTS FOR REAPPLICATION

If you choose to reapply to the College, you must meet all the registration requirements in force at the time of your reapplication, including but not limited to:

  • a demonstration of the currency of your competence in dietetic practice if you have not been registered as a dietitian in another jurisdiction and/or have not practiced dietetics for a minimum of 500 hours over the preceding three years before the date of reapplication, as articulated in Policy 3-30 Assessing Currency for Applicants; and
  • successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE), a non-exemptible requirement if not already successfully completed.

Documentation Requirements for Reapplication

Consult the College’s Returning to Practice webpage for information about the forms and documentation needed for reapplication. All former registrants who re-apply for registration will be required to:

  • complete an application form;
  • submit all supporting documents, including original transcript(s) sent directly from universities if these are not already on file with the College; and
  • pay the application fee.

MOVING TO ANOTHER PROVINCE

It is important to maintain your Ontario registration until you are registered in another province. All Canadian provinces have entered into a formal agreement recognizing the qualifications of dietitians in other provinces.

When applying for registration in another Canadian jurisdiction, members who have not submitted original transcripts and internship completion documents to the College may be asked to include them with their application. For more information, please contact these provincial dietetic regulatory bodies directly.

REFUNDS FOR GENERAL CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION

According to College By-Law No. 2: Fees, if a member who paid the annual membership fee resigns or dies prior to May 1st of the current membership year, a refund will be issued to the former member or their estate, as applicable. The amount of the refund will be determined by the total annual fee, divided by 12 months, multiplied by the number of months remaining (excluding the current month) within the annual membership period, rounded up to the nearest dollar.
 
Refunds will not be issued to a former member who ceased to be a member because of a decision or order of a committee or a panel of a committee of the College, or in circumstances where the Registrar reasonably believes that the person ceased to be a member to avoid the imposition of such decision or order.