Who can become a member?

 

Dietitians of Canada welcomes as members registered dietitians, those studying to be dietitians as well as students in food science and nutritional science and graduates of these programs who are pursuing a career in dietetics or working in an area relevant to dietetics. The Association works with its 6000 members to advance health through food and nutrition. We accredit Canadian dietetics education and training programs. We do not regulate the dietetics profession. For reasons on "why you should join", visit here.

Provincial Registration Ready

  • You’ve completed both your education and internship/stage or combined Masters/internship program.  
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  • You are either registered or completed the training to become registered but you are pursuing full-time graduate studies.
  • You’ve been formerly registered with a provincial regulatory body or member of DC but are now retired from work.

Canadian University Graduates

  • You are a graduate from a Canadian university with a four-year baccalaureate degree in dietetics (foods and human nutrition), nutrition science or food science, and pursuing additional education or work experience to qualify as a dietitian in Canada.
  • You are a graduate from a Canadian university with a masters or doctoral degree majoring in foods and human nutrition, or nutrition science or food science.
  • You are a graduate from a Canadian university with a masters or doctoral degree majoring in foods and human nutrition, or nutrition science or food science, and pursuing additional education or experience to qualify as a dietitian in Canada.
  • You are a graduate from a Canadian university with a masters or doctoral degree majoring in foods and human nutrition, or nutrition science or food science who is acquiring work experience in an advanced practice role in education, research or policy directly relevant to dietetics.

In Training

  • You are enrolled in a Canadian four-year baccalaureate degree program in dietetics (foods and human nutrition), nutrition science or food science.
  • You are enrolled in a Canadian full time graduate degree program to qualify for registration as a dietitian in Canada.
  • You are enrolled in a Canadian dietetic internship or practicum program.

Internationally Educated or Qualifying Dietitians

  • You hold a membership in a national dietetics association outside of Canada that recognizes a minimum four-year baccalaureate degree in dietetics (food and human nutrition) as the educational requirements for dietitians and that is also a member of the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations.
  • You are an internationally educated or qualified dietitian who is eligible to sit the national dietetics registration exam as advised by a Canadian dietetics regulatory body; or pursuing additional education or experience to obtain eligibility to sit the exam as advised by a Canadian dietetics regulatory body or a Canadian accredited dietetics education program.
  • You are an internationally educated or qualified dietitian who is pursuing additional education or experience for entry to graduate studies in dietetics (food and human nutrition), nutrition science or food science at a Canadian degree-grating university.