If you are a dietitian who is currently licensed with a dietetic regulatory body in another Canadian province and want to become licensed in Saskatchewan, you will need to fill out the SDA application form and indicate which jurisdictions you are currently licensed in. This will authorize SDA to contact the regulatory bodies to obtain a verification which will also contain copies of your transcripts, verification of completion of practicum, CDRE results, name change documents, as well as verify that you are a member in good standing. In addition to submitting the application form and paying the fees, you are required to submit a current (within six months) police information check. Please allow 7-10 days for the paperwork to be completed. Do not resign from the dietetic regulatory body where you are currently licensed until you have received notification from SDA that you have been accepted as a member.
Effective October 1, 2021 dietitians licensed in other jurisdictions both in Canada and other countries who use their RD credential to provide services to residents of Saskatchewan (virtually or in person) are required to be licensed with SDA.
Two categories of licensure will be available to Dietitians providing cross border virtual services to Saskatchewan residents: temporary or full. Temporary licensure is only open to dietitians who are licensed and in good standing in another Canadian dietetic regulatory body who require licensure on a short-term basis (not to exceed three months, extendable at the discretion of the Registrar). Fees are payable by the month ($27.50/month). As a condition of temporary licensure, it is mandatory that Dietitians remain licensed and in good standing in the jurisdiction where they were registered in at the time of their application to SDA. This includes participating in the continuing competence/quality assurance program in their “home” jurisdiction. Dietitians who license in the full practicing category will pay the full amount of the licensing fee ($330 for full year or $165 half year rate if after Oct. 1) and be required to fully participate in SDA’s continuing competence program.
SDA will waive the fees associated with temporary licensure if the dietitian is providing interjurisdictional virtual services as part of short term follow up care for health care services received out of province (ie. client has surgery in another province and the dietitian does follow up care by phone or email when the client returns home to Saskatchewan) or if the service is not available in Saskatchewan. Dietitians who are requesting the fees to be waived will be required to fill out a form (accessed here) to verify if they meet the eligibility set out in the policy.