Registration requirements for the profession of dietetics in Saskatchewan are set out in the SDA Regulatory Bylaws.
Education: A university degree from a Canadian program approved by SDA. Click here to view a list of Canadian accredited academic programs considered to be approved programs. Dietetic education received outside of an approved program will be assessed to determine substantial equivalency.
Internship/ Practicum: A practical training program approved by SDA. Click here to view a list of Canadian accredited internship/practical training programs considered to be approved programs. Approved programs generally consists of a minimum of 35 weeks of practical experience in a wide variety of practice areas under the supervision of Registered Dietitians. Practical training completed outside of an approved program will be assessed to determine substantial equivalency.
Currency: Academic and practical training must be obtained within three years of the date of application. Beyond three years, the applicant may be required to undertake academic and/or experiential upgrading prior to registration.
Good Character and Reputation: The applicant must be able to demonstrate good character and reputation. This involves a declaration at the time of application, submission of a current police information check and if applicable providing details on past/current licensing history.
English Language: Fluency in English at the professional level is required to ensure language is not a barrier for the applicant to practice dietetics in Saskatchewan. When the language of instruction for dietetic education is not English, the applicant must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English at a professional level. Click here to read more about demonstration of English language proficiency.
Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE): 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. 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.
SDA has an online registration and payment process which can be accessed here.