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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 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 $36 per restricted activity. Restricted activities are renewed annually.

Interpretive Guide: Restricted Activities

 

How to Apply for Restricted Activities:

1. Fill out the Application for Restricted Activities form

2. Login to your CDBC online account

3. Once logged in, scroll down to “Online Services” then select “Certificates to Practice Restricted Activities”

4. Click “Add a proof of competence”  to upload your completed Application for Restricted Activities form and/or certificates.

5. In the Left Navigation Menu, click on “Restricted Activities”, then select the restricted activities you need.

6. An automatic “Outstanding Balance” will be created and you will be able to process payment through your account. Pay the required fee.

 

Once all of the steps above are completed, your Restricted Activities Application will be processed. Note – you are not authorized to practice Restricted Activities until the CDBC has processed and approved your application. You will receive an email notification that your application to practice Ras has been approved.

 

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 from another country, must pass the JED before being granted Full registration;
  • RDs moving to BC from another province, and former CDBC registrants who are reinstating as Full registrants, must pass the JED before being granted Full registration; and
  • current Full registrants must pass the JED every 5 years.
 
The Jurisprudence Examination requirement became effective October 2, 2013. Dietitians who must complete the JED will receive email notice from the College. Please note the JED is only available to registrants notified to write the exam.