Regulation Matters 2020 Issue 2, August

Annual Renewal and SDL Tool Submission – Coming up soon!!

Will be due by 11:59pm on October 31, 2020

By September 1, when the renewal portal opens, all General Members will have received an email advising them that their annual registration and SDL Tool are due by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) on October 31, 2020. If you are a General Member, you may renew your registration and submit your SDL Tool anytime between September 1 and October 31, 2020.

Your renewal includes:

1.  Completing the annual renewal form.
2.  Answering the declaration questions.
3.  Paying your annual renewal fee of $641.

The information collected on the renewal form is needed to carry out the College’s regulatory obligations, including maintaining the Public Register of Dietitians, communicating with members, and submitting aggregate data to the Ministry of Health (refer to the Renewal Guide for more information).

SDL Tool Submission

All General Members must also complete an SDL Tool by October 31, 2020, unless at least one of the following applies:

  • You became a member of the College after August 31, 2020;

  • You have signed a voluntary undertaking with the College; or

  • You have received an exemption for the current year.

NOTE: All SDL Tools submitted late will be automatically reviewed by the Quality Assurance Committee for adequacy of content.

Be Ready with Your ID and Password

You will need your ID and password to login to your member dashboard. If you cannot remember your password, please reset it as you will be locked out after three failed attempts and you will need to contact the College for assistance. Make sure the email address we have on file is current and accessible or you will not be able to change your password.
BE ADVISED that the College is not open on weekends and the last day of renewal is a Saturday. The College will not be open on October 31, 2020.
If you have been locked out of your online account and need to reset your password, you must call us before 5pm on October 30, 2020. Failing to submit your renewal and/or SDL tool by the deadline date will result in a $70 late  and/or $70 administration fee.

Accuracy is Important

The College relies on members to answer the renewal questions truthfully and accurately. Your responses must reflect your current contact information and practice situation at the time you renew. Renewal also includes declarations to confirm or declare that the answers you have provided are accurate. 


During the pandemic, the College is not accepting payment via cheques, unless absolutely necessary. Please pay online by Visa or MasterCard in CAD only (Debit cards are not accepted).

Ensure your internet browser language is set to English to avoid transmission errors. When on the payment page, please promptly submit your credit card details and do not leave the page until you see your confirmation of payment.

Avoid the Late and administration fees

You have 60 days to complete your annual renewal and submit your SDL Tool. Renew and complete your SDL Tool early to ensure everything is received by 11:59pm on October 31, 2020.

Given the pandemic, the College will consider granting renewal and SDL Tool extensions, without a late fee, upon request. Please email your extension requests to before October 31, 2020. 


If an extension has not been granted:

  • a late fee of $70 will apply if your renewal form and fee are not received by the October 31, 2020; and/or

  • an administration fee of $70 will be charged if you submit your SDL Tool after October 31, 2020.

Going on Leave

If you are currently on leave or planning on taking a leave of absence due to parental leave, sick leave, or education leave, you have two options:

1. Maintain your membership with the College, which would require you to complete your annual renewal;
2. Resign your membership.

Click on the Going on Leave webpage on the College’s website to help you decide.


If you do not intend to renew your membership with the College, please login to your member dashboard and resign your registration. Information about resigning from the College can be found here.

For any questions