The Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) is a national examination developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The CDRE is a four-hour, computerized, multiple choice examination designed to test practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. The CDRE is administered during a six day window in May and November each year at designated sites across Canada and the exam fee is $525.
Only applicants who have met the requirements for registration and have been approved as members of SDA with restricted licenses are eligible to schedule for the next sitting of the CDRE. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Contact the SDA office for more information. A CDRE Prep Guide is provided to all candidates registered for the exam. The Guide includes the policies regarding the exam, sample exam questions and a reference list.