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 four-hour, computerized, multiple-choice examination designed to test the practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. The CDRE will be taken as an online remote-proctored exam in 2023. The CDRE is administered in May and November each year. The spring exam is scheduled for May 18 & 19, 2023.
You must be registered with a candidate licence to write the CDRE. CLICK HERE for information about how to apply for a candidate licence. If you wish to take the May 2023 exam, submit your application for a candidate licence to NSCDN by March 28. You can submit your application for a candidate licence before you complete your practicum. Documents that accompany your application (e.g. transcripts, confirmation of practicum completion) can be submitted afterwards (no later than May 1).
The exam is an online proctored exam. Requests to take the exam in person at a testing centre must be made in writing to NSCDN by March 28.
Once you are registered with a candidate licence and have paid exam fee ($600), NSCDN will submit your name to the exam company (Meazure Learning). You will then receive an email from Meazure Learning (previously known as Yardstick) with instructions on how to schedule your exam. You are encouraged to schedule your exam early to have a choice of exam date. The deadline to submit the exam payment to NSCDN is May 1. The scheduling window for candidates who have paid their exam fee is between March 7 and May 10.
The Guide includes information about the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list. Click HERE to view the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam Preparation Guide. Click HERE to view the French version of the Preparation Guide.
The Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies has produced a webinar with relevant information. The exam company also sends this information to you via email when you schedule your exam. Click HERE to view.
In compliance with CSA’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, NSCDN wishes to advise writers of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) that your name and contact information will be sent to Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc., the exam developer and to ProctorU the company that provides the remote proctoring service. This information will be collected, used and disclosed according to their privacy policies. Your personal information is subject to U.S. laws, including the USA Patriot Act.