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. College bylaws 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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CDBC Online Service Outage August 24 – 27, 2018

Due to scheduled maintenance, a CDBC online services outage will occur from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, to 6:00 a.m., on Monday, August 27, 2018. Access to CDBC online accounts and payment services will not be available during this time. The Public Register of Dietitians will be unavailable between 5 p.m., Friday August 24 through to 9 a.m. Saturday, August 25. The CDBC website and access to CDBC emails will not be affected during the service outage.

Thank you for your patience.

 

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

The CDBC is pleased and proud to present the new Strategic Plan 2018-2021, approved by the Board on March 12, 2018.
The Board began work on the College's 2018-2021 strategic planning process at its October 2017 meeting. At this meeting, the Board reviewed results of surveys and an environmental scan conducted during the summer.
Over the next few months, goals and strategies were developed to determine how the College can meet its mandate, at this current stage of the organization. The Board approved the Plan after reviewing priorities and resources available for the College. 
Strategic Planning is an important process to provide common direction and engagement of the key partners of the College. We hope we can count on your continuous collaboration and commitment to reach these goals!
 
CDBC Bylaw Amendments In Force April 1, 2018
CDBC bylaws define the College’s governance structure, as well as its mandated activities for public protection – registration, quality assurance, inquiry and discipline. Several new CDBC bylaws came into force on April 1, 2018. Board and Committee policies are being amended to reflect the new bylaws. Below is a list of key changes relevant to Dietitian registration, reinstatement and practice:
•41 (1) (c)  successful completion of the examination and the jurisprudence examination less than 3 years prior to the date that full registration is granted;
•41 (3) Rescind Schedule F - International Jurisdictions Recognised by the Board
•43 (2) The registration of a person who has been granted temporary registration under section (1) may be renewed by the registration committee once for a period of up to one (1) year immediately following the period that the first temporary registration was granted.
•43 (5) A temporary registrant who fails the examination may practice only under direct supervision by a full registrant, as specified by the registration committee.
•43 (6) Registration in this class must be revoked if a temporary registrant fails the examination on the second attempt..
•51. (1) (c)  successfully completes the examination and the jurisprudence examination less than three (3) years prior to the date registration is granted;
•52. (1) (e)  completes the examination and jurisprudence examination less than 3 years prior to the date registration is granted;
•53. (1) (c)  successfully completes the examination and jurisprudence examination less than 3 years prior to the date that full registration is granted.
Dietitians are responsible for knowing where to access the CDBC bylaws and for being familiar with them.
 
New National Registration Requirements for Virtual Dietetic Practice
Are you a Dietitian who provides, or intends to provide, virtual dietetic care across Canada? If so, be mindful that health governance is overseen by the provinces and each province sets its own laws pertaining to cross-jurisdictional practice.
Some provinces allow cross-jursditional dietetic practice without dietitians registering in their provinces; while others do not. To avoid unauthorized practice in other provinces, be sure to review the National Registration Requirements for Virtual Dietetic Practice and contact the provinces where you intend do virtual dietetic practice.
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Monthly Update
Please check our Monthly Update for news of our College initiatives and activities!