HAVE YOU HAD A CHANGE IN EMPLOYMENT OR CONTACT INFORMATION?
It is imperative that you keep your contact and employment information up to date.
MOVING OUT OF PROVINCE?
Registrants may move to the non-active roster for a variety of reasons (e.g., leave of absence, parental leave, retirement, move out of province, career change).
A person not licensed under the Dietitians Act may not use the titles or designations dietitian or nutritionist, or the initials RD, either alone or in combination with other words, letters, or descriptions as per Section 2 of the Dietitians Act.
Registrants on the non-active roster may apply for reinstatement. Successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) is a requirement of registration (this requirement is waived for those registering with NSCDN under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement).
If the applicant does not meet the active practice requirement of 500 hours of dietetic practice in the previous three years and their dietetic training or the CDRE was completed more than three years before the date of application, the application will be referred to the Registration Committee. The Registration Committee may grant a license with a condition or restriction or may require academic upgrading and/or an upgrading practicum. The decision will be based on thorough consideration of the applicant’s academic qualifications, practical training, related work experience, and evidence of continuing competence activities.
DO I HAVE TO RE-WRITE THE CDRE IF I RESIGN FROM NSCDN AND MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES?
If you continue to participate in the US competency program and maintain an active practice as a dietitian, you will not have any difficulty registering in Nova Scotia again as a dietitian. However, if you do not have evidence of continuing competency and choose not to work as a dietitian, a competency assessment and upgrading may be required to ensure you are current and competent to practice. It is not automatic that you would have to re-write the CDRE.