Suspensions and Revocations

A member's Certificate of Registration may be suspended or revoked by the College:

  • As a result of a College finding that a member has committed an act of professional misconduct, is not competent or is not fit to practice.

  • For non-compliance with renewal requirements. If the member does not renew before the October 31 deadline, the College is required to send a written notice of the intention to suspend the member. If the member does not complete their renewal within 30 days after the late notice is sent, their certificate will be suspended. The member's certificate is revoked if the member does not comply with the renewal requirement within 6 months of the suspension.

  • For not having professional liability insurance or for not responding to a request from the College to provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage.

What happens when a member’s certificate of registration is suspended or revoked

  1. Under the Dietetics Act, 1991, a member who is suspended or revoked is prohibited from using the title "dietitian," a variation or abbreviation or an equivalent in another language, and is prohibited from holding himself or herself out as a person who is qualified to practice in Ontario as a dietitian or in a specialty of dietetics.
  2. A notice of the suspension or revocation appears in the College’s newsletter.
  3. The College informs the member’s last employer on record that the member has been suspended or revoked and is no longer in good standing with the College.
  4.  The fact that a member was suspended or revoked appears indefinitely on the Register of Dietitians. 

Lifting a Suspension

The Registrar may lift a suspension, upon being satisfied that the former member:

  • has provided the required information to the College;

  • paid any applicable fees;

  • fulfilled any orders and/or undertakings; and

  • will be in compliance with all of the terms, conditions and limitations on the certificate of registration, on the anticipated date which the suspension is to be lifted.

Contact the College for more information on how to lift your suspension.


 A former member whose certificate of registration was revoked under section 22 of the Registration Regulation, may apply for reinstatement of their certificate within two years after the date on which the certificate was revoked.

The Registrar may reinstate the former member’s certificate of registration if they are satisfied that the former member:

  • has corrected the deficiencie(s) that led to the revocation;

  • has paid any applicable fees; and

  • will be in compliance with all of the certificate’s terms, conditions and limitations, on the anticipated date of  reinstatement.

To apply for Reinstatement, complete and submit this application form to the College.