To be licensed as a dietitian in Saskatchewan, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at a level that allows you to safely practice dietetics.
Applicants to SDA can meet the language proficiency requirement in one of three ways:
- By completing a dietetics education program where the primary language of instruction is English.
- By currently holding or having held registration within the past three years in a Canadian Dietetic regulatory body.
- By achieving the required benchmark scores on one of the language proficiency tests approved by the Board.
Applicants can meet the language proficiency requirement by achieving the minimum scores for one of the following tests. Applicants must achieve the test scores for all test components during one complete attempt of the test. SDA will not accept test scores from a mix or different tests of from more than one attempt at a test.
a. TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language
• Minimum score of 83 on internet based exam with no less than 19 in each component (writing, speaking, listening, reading) and 26/30 in speaking portion.
b. IELTS- International English Language Testing System
• Minimum score of 6.5 in each of 4 components (writing, speaking, listening and reading) with overall band score of 7
c. CanTEST- Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
• 4.5 in each component
d. CLB- Canadian Language Benchmark
• 8 in all categories