Internationally educated dietitians
Educated outside Canada?
Start by contacting a provincial dietetic regulatory body in the province where you plan to work to determine the requirements for registration to practise.
Depending on the results of your assessment, additional academic and/or practicum upgrading may be required.
- If you don’t meet the academic requirements, contact a university program that is accredited by DC. They will help you determine the courses you need to take.
- If you don’t meet the internship/practicum requirements, you have several options.
Here’s how those with international educations and/or experience can become qualified as dietitians in Canada. Learn more...
for those educated outside of Canada Learn more...
This DC factsheet has information about getting non-Canadian qualifications assessed in order to apply:
to an internship program;
for membership in DC; and
to some combined Masters/practicum programs.