Membership FAQs

  1. What are the membership fees?

    Effective April 1, 2018, the DC Board has frozen membership fees for a period of one year. The member fee will continue to be $476.00 for 12 months with the option to use our installment plan. You may be eligible for a discounted membership fee if you met certain conditions. Learn more

  2. Can I join as a first-time Member if I was already a member as a student?

    Yes. If this is your first time joining with a non-student status, you are eligible for this reduced fee.

  3. If I am currently doing a Masters degree, what type of membership should I purchase?

    If you are in a combined Masters/internship program and are not yet qualified to become registered with a provincial regulatory body, you can join with a student status.

    If you are working on a Masters degree, you may be eligible to pay the Post-Graduate Full-Time fee after you are eligible to become registered with a provincial regulatory body and providing you meet all the criteria.

  4. Am I eligible for membership and registration in the US?

    Dietitians of Canada (DC) has a reciprocity agreement with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), former (American Dietetic Association-ADA). Reciprocity means that individuals who have completed an accredited dietetic education and an internship/practicum program requirements to be eligible to register with a provincial dietetic regulatory body and are current Members of Dietitians of Canada (not student status) are can apply to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and seek registration through the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR).

    Contact CDR directly at 312-899-0040, ext. 5500, to obtain information regarding establishing registration eligibility under the provision of CDR's reciprocity agreement with Dietitians of Canada. If you are qualified under the provisions of the reciprocity agreement, contact Dietitians of Canada at to request letters for AND and CDR to prove DC membership for submitting your AND membership application and your CDR Registration Eligibility Application. It is important to note that all individuals who establish registration eligibility under the provisions of a reciprocity agreement must successfully write the CDR Registration Examination for Dietitians. Please note, that RD credentialing with some state dietetic registration bodies may require additional documentation.