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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Restricted Activities are elements of the Dietitians’ scope of practice that present a significant risk of harm and are reserved to those professionals specifically qualified to perform these actions.

The Restricted Activities are:
(a)    design, compound or dispense therapeutic diets where nutrition is administered through enteral means
(b)    design therapeutic diets where nutrition is administered through parenteral means
(c)    administer a substance to a person by instillation through enteral means
(d)    administer a substance to a person by instillation through parenteral means

Applicants who wish to apply to practice Restricted Activities must complete the Application to Practice Restricted Activities including the Verification of Current Competence (as applicable), submit any required documentation and provide the fee of $35 per restricted activity. Restricted activities are renewed annually.

Interpretive Guide: Restricted Activities

Application to Practice Restricted Activities

  • Please click on Jurisprudence Examination for Dietitians to log in.

    The Jurisprudence Guide and Examination for Dietitians is one way the CDBC ensures protection of British Columbians.

    The Jurisprudence Guide serves as the College's reference tool for dietitians practising in BC and provides the public with insight into the nature and content of the CDBC's regulatory processes. The Guide is divided into four chapters that review BC dietetic practice - legally, ethically, and professionally.

    The online Jurisprudence Examination for Dietitians (JED) has fifty multiple choice questions that have been developed to test the knowledge in the Guide. The online examination is administered by Claymore's SkilSure® solution.

    All CDBC registrants are required to pass the Jurisprudence Examination for Dietitians (JED). Timelines for completion are:

    • Temporary registrants, including RDs transferring to BC from another country via a labour mobility agreement, must pass the JED before being transferred to Full registration;
    • RDs transferring to BC from another province, and former CDBC registrants who are reinstating as Full registrants, must pass the JED after their Full registration becomes effective, by a specified date; and
    • current Full registrants must pass the JED every 5 years, timed to coincide with the government's requirement for criminal record re-checks, by a specified date.

    The Jurisprudence Examination requirement became effective October 2, 2013. Dietitians who must complete the JED will receive email notice from the College.