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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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. 

Click on: Continuing Competence Program to log in.

Note: Professional Development Plan 'Submit' funtion is available starting September 1, annually.

According to section 16(2)(e) of Health Professions Act, the CDBC is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Quality Assurance program to promote high standards of practice. The online Continuing Competence Program (CCP) fulfills this legislative requirement and supports the College's mandate to serve and protect the public.

The CCP requirement begins when a dietitian registers as a Full registrant and follows a three-year cycle. For returning registrants, the requirement begins with registration renewal on April 1, every three years.

The CCP requires dietitians to self-assess their knowledge and skills relative to the CDBC Standards of Practice and determine a minimum of three learning plans that relate to three different standards/indicators of practice at the beginning of each CCP cycle. Dietitians have three years to work on and complete their learning plans, which form the Professional Development Plan. In the third year of the CCP cycle, dietitians submit their Professional Development Plan online.

Each learning plan must meet the Quality Assurance Committee assessment criteria and include: a learning goal, at least two learning activities to meet the goal and a description of the learning plan's contribution to practice. Dietitians who are registered with Restricted Activities must include at least one learning plan that demonstrates maintenance/update of the knowledge and skills required for that practice.  

Guidelines and definitions


Professional Development Plan Examples (2017-2019 CCP groups)
  1. Clinical Dietitian
  2. Public Health Dietitian
  3. Foodservice Manager
  4. Clinical Nutrition Manager
  5. Consulting Dietitian
 
Professional Development Plan Examples (2020 CCP group onward)
  1. Clinical Dietitian
  2. Public Health Dietitian
  3. Foodservice Manager
  4. Clinical Nutrition Manager
  5. Consulting Dietitian