For new graduates who have completed their dietetic education and practical training through an approved program 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. You are also required to submit a current (within six months) police information check. Click here to access a My Back Check online.
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 them to discuss options.