Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam
The Canadian Dietetics Registration Examination (CDRE) is a national examination developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The CDRE is a requirement for registration in all provinces except Quebec.
The CDRE is a one-day multiple-choice examination designed to test practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. The CDRE is administered in May and November each year at sites across Canada. In Nova Scotia, writers may write the November 2015 exam on either November 7 or 8 in Halifax.
If you are registering with NSDA, but are living in another province during the exam time, you may write the exam in that province’s writing centre. Indicate to NSDA at the time of your application, that you would like to write the exam outside of Nova Scotia or in the United States. If additional costs are incurred to NSDA for that arrangement, you will be notified and billed for these costs.
The fall 2014 exam is scheduled for November 7 or 8.
Application deadline - September 5
Deadline for payment of exam fee - October 4
The application deadline is when the application form and application fee are due to NSDA. If you have not yet completed your internship, you may indicate on the application form that official documents from the university/program will be forthcoming. All documentation must be received by October 4 to write the November exam.
To complete the exam application process, ensure that the temporary membership fee and exam fee of $400.00 are received by NSDA by April 1 (the deadline for the exam fee payment).
A CDRE Preparation Guide is provided to all exam candidates upon payment of the required fees. The Guide includes policies regarding the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list.
Click here to view the 2013 Canadian Dietetic Registratration Examination (CDRE) Preparation Guide. Please contact NSDA for a copy of the Guide in French.