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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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.

Registration fees are listed in Schedule D of the CDBC bylaws. New registrants are required to pay a one-time initial registration fee. Registration fees are pro-rated between June 1 to March 31 and half-year from October 1 to March 31. 

Registrants who are applying to practice restricted activities must include the additional fee(s) for each restricted activity.