Renewal is open from March 1 to March 31 each year and must be renewed annually to keep practicing.
- Click on “Renew” and follow the prompts. If you wish to resign from the College of Dietitians of BC, please click on “Not Renewing” and contact the office to be “Removed in Good Standing”.
- Pay your fees by VISA or MasterCard through the secure online link. Your payment must be received by CDBC by midnight, March 31.
Registration certificates and official income tax receipts are available to download and print in your online account under “Online Services/Certificates and Receipts”.
Registrants who do not renew their registration by March 31 may not practice dietetics and call themselves a dietitian beginning April 1. An additional late registration fee is automatically added to the fee section on April 1 if you do not renew on time.
If you are looking to resign from the CDBC register you may do so by logging into your CDBC online account and selecting “Not Renewing”. Your registration will remain effective until March 31 of the current registration year and you will continue to receive correspondence from the CDBC.
If you resign, consider if it is in your best interest to complete your annual CCP before you do so. If you complete your annual CCP, you can resign in good standing. This means that if you decide to register in other provinces, you will be able to complete your transfer without problems. If you do not complete your annual CCP, you will appear as “inactive” on the public register. This may affect your ability to register in another province.
Registration fees are approved annually by the board of directors. Registration fees can be viewed here: Schedule B. Fees are determined based on the College’s needs to regulate Dietitians efficiently and protect the public. Fees are non-refundable.
Criminal Record Check
All registrants must submit a criminal record check every 5 years. Registrants who need a re-check will be asked to consent to this requirement during registration renewal.
All registrants must complete the Jurisprudence Examination the first time they register and then every 5 years. The Jurisprudence exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions on legislation and practice guidelines and serves as the College’s reference tool for dietitians practising in BC. The Jurisprudence Guide gives registrants and the public information about the CDBC’s processes. The Guide is divided into four chapters that review legal, competent, ethical and safe dietetic practice in BC. Dietitians who must complete the JED will receive email notice from the College.
All practising registrants must have professional liability insurance in an amount of not less than 2 million dollars per occurrence. Liability insurance is mandatory for paid and volunteer dietetic practice. Registrants may obtain liability insurance from:
- Employers/Health Authorities. Please verify this coverage meets the minimum requirement set in the CDBC bylaws (section 57). Remember this coverage may not include dietetic practice performed outside the employer/ Health Authority’s jurisdiction.
- Membership with Dietitians of Canada through LMS Prolink Ltd.
- Westland Insurance (formerly Sheppard Insurance Service Inc.) or
- Other private insurance providers
Continuing Competence program
All Full registrants are required to comply with the annual continuing competence program. Annual continuing competence reporting is due March 31. Log in to your account to access the continuing competency program.