For new graduates of a dietetic practical training program who have completed their training in Canada and are planning on practicing in Saskatchewan, an application for initial membership and licensure with SDA is required. To verify that you meet the requirements for entry to practice, you will be required to submit your university transcripts, provide verification of your practical training and provide any name change documents. These documents must be submitted directly to SDA at 17-2010 7th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C2.
Click to access the SDA application form. Payment can be done online with credit card or you can choose to mail your cheque to the SDA office.
Applicants who have paid the appropriate fees and have met all of the registration requirements with the exception of successful completion of the CDRE will be granted a Restricted Licence with SDA while they are waiting to write the exam. The Restricted Licence entitles the individual to use the designation RD (candidate) or P.Dt. (candidate) and to practice dietetics up to 12 weeks after the completion of the CDRE. A restricted member can work in the capacity of a dietitian but must identify themselves as a candidate and not use the titles/designations protected by the Dietitians Act.
When a member with a restricted licence passes the CDRE, their Restricted Licence will be converted to a Full Practising Licence. If a member with a Restricted Licence does not successfully pass the CDRE, the Registrar will contact him/her to discuss options.
Regulatory Bylaws for SDA Restricted Members:
1. A Restricted Membership will be granted to applicants waiting to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination or registration examination approved by the Board. The Restricted License shall:
(a) be limited to an applicant who has satisfied the registration requirements set out in Section 19(2)of the Act, and the applicant has applied to take the next scheduled Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination or registration examination approved by the Board, or the applicant has taken the examination and is awaiting results;
(b) be granted upon completion of the prescribed application form and payment of the fee set by the Association.
2. A Restricted Membership entitles a person to the following privileges:
(a) to practice dietetics up to 12 weeks after the Member has written the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination or registration examination approved by the Board or until the results are received by the exam agency;
(b) entitled to the use of the titles Professional Dietitian (Candidate), Registered Dietitian (Candidate) and the initials P.Dt.(Candidate) and R.D (Candidate);
(c) to have a voice, but no vote, at the annual and special meetings of the Association; (d) to receive a copy of the Association’s documents appropriate for distribution; and
(e) to receive the publications of the Association.
3. A Restricted Member carries obligations including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) to adhere to the Code of Ethics approved by the Association;
(b) to use established Professional Standards adopted by the Association as a guide for the practice of dietetics;
(c) to comply with the Continuing Competence Progra
m set out by the Association;
(d) to notify the Registrar of any change in name, address and/or employment status; and
(e) any other obligations approved by the Board and/or the Association.