Jurisprudence Requirement

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    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.