Registration Process

Step 3: Substantial Equivalence Testing (SET) Assessment

If your internship or practicum program is equivalent to the Canadian standards, you will be eligible to undergo Substantial Equivalence Testing (SET) assessment conducted by the University of Alberta.

The SET assessment is based on the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education (ICDEP) and Practice and includes a Foundational Knowledge Examination (FKE), Practice Competency Examination (PCE), and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). The SET assessment is generally offered twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, using a virtual platform.

The SET assessment results will be provided to the College. Potential results could include:

Meets academic requirements? Meets practicum requirements? Potential results
Yes Yes Register as a Graduate Dietitian (Step 4) and eligible to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE)
Yes No The College will direct you to complete a Canadian accredited dietetics program to receive the practical training required to be eligible for registration in Canada. In Manitoba, students enrolled in a dietetics training program must be registered with the College as a Dietetic Intern.
No No The College will advise you to undergo academic upgrading and practicum training.
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