Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination

Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE)

The Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) is the national competence examination for Dietitians in Canada.  It is developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies.  The CDRE is required by every Canadian province, except Quebec,for full registration privileges. The College of Dietitians of BC is responsible for the administration of the CDRE in BC.

The CDRE is offered in May and November each year.  The cost for each CDRE attempt is $525.00 CAD.  The maximum number of CDRE attempts permitted is three (CDBC bylaws, section 47 (3)).

The next CDRE session will be held from May 14 to May 19, 2018 (available over 6 days).

All those interested in taking the CDRE must submit an application to the CDBC.  You must be a Temporary Registrant of the CDBC to be eligible to apply for the CDRE.

As per the CDBC bylaws, section 43 (3), “a Temporary Registrant must write the [Canadian Dietetic Registration] examination at the first scheduled sitting following his or her registration”.


The application for the May 2018 will be avaiilable mid January 2018.


The application deadline for the May 2018 CDRE is April 23, 2018.


Please review the CDRE Preparation Guides for more information on the CDRE - what to expect, sample exam questions with answer key, study resources, etc..  Note: The CDRE Preparation Guide will be updated in mid January 2018.

CDRE Preparation Guide November 2017(English)

CDRE Preparation Guide November 2017 (French)

CDRE Candidates Requiring Special Accommodations Form