Registration requirements for the profession of dietetics in Saskatchewan are set out in the SDA Bylaws.
Education: A 4-year Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Food and Nutrition from an accredited Canadian University (or equivalent). Click here to view a list ofaccredited Canadian Degree programs. Degrees received outside of Canada will be assessed to determine equivalency to a Canadian accredited degree program.
Internship/ Practicum: A completed dietetic internship from an accredited Canadian internship program (or equivalent). Click here to view a list ofaccredited Canadian Internship programs. The internship consists of a minimum of 35 weeks of practical experience under the supervision of Registered Dietitians. It is designed to ensure that the competencies required to practice have been acquired in a wide variety of practice areas. Practical training completed outside of Canada will be assessed to determine equivalency to a Canadian accredited internship program.
Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE): The national registration exam is taken once you have completed the education and practical training components. The exam is a pass/fail exam and successful completion of exam is required to receive a full practicing licence.
Currency: Completion of these qualifications must be obtained within three years of the date of application. Beyond three years, the applicant may be required to undertake academic and/or experiential upgrading prior to registration.
Good Character and Reputation: The applicant must be able to demonstrate good character and reputation.
English Language: Fluency in English at the professional level is required to ensure language is not a barrier for the applicant to practice dietetics in Saskatchewan. When the language of instruction for dietetic education is not English, the applicant must be able to demonstrate fluency in English at a professional level.
SDA has an online registration and payment process which can be accessed here.