Welcome to the College of Dietitians of British Columbia

The titles "Dietitian" and "Registered Dietitian" are protected by law.  Only qualified health professionals, who are registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, may use these titles and practice as Dietitians in BC.

The College of Dietitians of British Columbia was established on November 2, 2002 under the Health Professions Act through enactment of the Dietitians Regulation. Bylaws for the College were approved by the provincial government on December 11, 2003 and on April 1, 2004 the College became the legal authority for the regulation of Dietitians in British Columbia.

Under the Health Professions Act, the mandate of the College of Dietitians of BC is to protect the BC public by regulating Dietitians to practice safely, ethically and competently. The College achieves this through fulfilling its Vision, Mission and Values Statements.

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Employers & the Public

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Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP)

Three partners make up PDEP: regulators (the Alliance), professional association (Dietitians of Canada - DC) and dietetic educators. Equal representatives from each partner group continue to meet regularly in-person or by teleconference to continue work on projects of mutual interest, particularly the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP) and university dietetic program accreditation.

The Integrated Competencies are designed to meet the specific needs of all partners, reflected at an appropriate level in:

  • the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) administered by the Alliance (national regulators),
  • dietetic student and internship curricula provided by national dietetic education programs, and
  • accreditation standards and competencies currently administered by Dietitians of Canada's.
 
The ICDEP and related performance indicators were completed by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and approved by the CDBC Board of Directors in 2013. Implementation by all three partners has been completed and the ICDEP now form the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination blueprint. The ICDEP also replace the Essential Competencies in the CDBC's Competence Self-assessment Process (CSAP) for registration.