Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice

Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP)

Three partners make up PDEP: regulators (the Alliance), professional association (Dietitians of Canada - DC) and dietetic educators. Equal representatives from each partner group continue to meet regularly in-person or by teleconference to continue work on projects of mutual interest, particularly the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP) and university dietetic program accreditation.

The Integrated Competencies are designed to meet the specific needs of all partners, reflected at an appropriate level in:

  • the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) administered by the Alliance (national regulators),
  • dietetic student and internship curricula provided by national dietetic education programs, and
  • accreditation standards and competencies currently administered by Dietitians of Canada's.
 
The ICDEP and related performance indicators were completed by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and approved by the CDBC Board of Directors in 2013. Implementation by all three partners has been completed and the ICDEP now form the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination blueprint. The ICDEP also replace the Essential Competencies in the CDBC's Competence Self-assessment Process (CSAP) for registration.