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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In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act (CCRA), the CDBC must ensure all registrants submit an application for a criminal records search every 5 years. Initial registration and reinstatement applicants must provide a complete and correct Criminal Records Search Authorization form and the required $28 processing fee. Payment may only be made online by credit card. Please find links to the forms below.

In British Columbia, dietitians must pass a Criminal Records Search for children and vulnerable adults in order to be registered with the College. Please click here to verify if a registered dietitian meets the CCRA requirement. Registrants renewing their registration are notified of the Criminal Record Re-check requirement by the College every 5 years.

As specified in Schedule D of the bylaws, the registration fee for all new registrants is $830. This includes a $250 initial registration fee and $580 annual registration fee, which is valid until March 31 following initial registration. All registrants must renew registration and pay the annual fee prior to March 31 each year. The half-year annual fee of $330 applies October 1st each year.

Registrants who are applying to practice restricted activities must include the additional fee(s) of $35 per restricted activity.