Applicants Registered Elsewhere in Canada

Any applicant who is currently registered in good standing with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator is eligible to apply for registration on the equivalent register with the College of Dietitians of Alberta.

  • Temporary Register applies to any applicant who is currently registered with a Temporary/Restricted License with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator and is either scheduled to complete or awaiting results for the national registration examination.
  • General Register applies to any applicant who is currently registered with full registration with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator.

Application types to either the Temporary or General Register are:

  • Domestic: applies to any graduate of an accredited Canadian dietetic program that includes successful completion of both academic and internship requirements.
  • International: applies to any applicant who is a graduate of a Baccalaureate degree in foods and nutrition and a dietetic internship from an institution outside of Canada.
  • Labour Mobility: applies to any applicant who is currently registered in good standing with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator.

Applications for the General Register from applicants who previously held registration with a Canadian Dietetic Regulator are addressed through Return to Practice Application for Registration. Please refer to the Return to Practice Applicant page for information on application, assessment, and registration.

Information Guide

The College has developed informative guides on the application and registration process to the applicable register of the College of Dietitians of Alberta. We encourage all applicants to review the guide prior to commencing the application process.

Click here to access the Information on Application for Registration: General Register (Labour Mobility) Guide.

Click here to access the Information on Application for Registration: Temporary Register (Labour Mobility) Guide.

Application

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria below may be registered with the College without further assessment through labour mobility as outlined in the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

To be eligible for registration through labour mobility without further assessment, the applicant must:

  • Be currently registered in good standing in an active practice category with a provincial dietetic regulator.
  • Be of good character.
  • Have registration without conditions, restrictions or limitations.

General Register

To be eligible for registration, the applicant must first complete an Online Application for Registration to the General Register. Access https://cdav6.alinityapp.com to create an account with the College to complete an application for registration.

In addition to the online application form, applicants will be required to provide application documentation. The College has created a Documents for Submission: Application for Registration (General Register) resource which includes a checklist and summary of the documentation required for a complete application. Click on the bold link to access the guide.

Any fees associated with providing the required documentation to the College office are the responsibility of the applicant.

Temporary Register

To be eligible for registration, the applicant must first complete an Online Application for Registration to the Temporary Register. Access https://cdav6.alinityapp.com to create an account with the College to complete an application for registration.

In addition to the online application form, applicants will be required to provide application documentation. The College has created a Documents for Submission: Application for Registration (Temporary Register) resource which includes a checklist and summary of the documentation required for a complete application. Click on the bold link to access the guide.

Any fees associated with providing the required documentation to the College office are the responsibility of the applicant.

Application Timelines

The length of time it takes for an application to be complete and for an applicant to obtain registration depends on the length of time it takes for an applicant to submit the required documentation. The College recommends applicants begin the application process as soon as possible once they have determined they require registration in Alberta. An applicant can start a file with the College office when they are ready to apply and the file will remain open as the applicant submits further documentation.

Once an applicant has submitted all required documentation, the applicant is eligible for registration with the College. This process can typically be completed within 1-3 business days upon receipt of all required documentation.

Application Links & Documents

 

Applying to other provinces in Canada

Labour Mobility applies to any regulated member who is currently registered in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and would like to apply for registration with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator in Canada.

Please be advised that you must keep your Alberta registration in effect until you are registered in another jurisdiction to avoid delays. Other registration requirements may apply, such as:

  • Criminal record checks;
  • proof of liability insurance; or
  • if you have not submitted original transcripts and internship completion documents to the College of Dietitians of Alberta, you may be asked to include them with your application to another jurisdiction.

If you would like information on registering with other Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies across Canada, you will need to contact them directly for an application package.

If you require the College to complete a Verification of Registration as part of your application to another dietetic regulatory body, please contact the College office.