In Manitoba, individuals must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba (the College) in order to practise using a professional title. These professional titles are protected by law:
- Registered Dietitian, RD
- Dietitian (or equivalent title in another language)
- Graduate Dietitian, GD
- Dietetic Intern, DI
Titles Are Not Portable
All Dietitians must be registered in the province where they practise in order to have the right to use a professional title. Registration in one province does not mean the title may be used while working in another province.
- Dietetic interns coming to Manitoba for a portion of their internship must be registered with the College
- Dietitians coming to Manitoba to provide advice at a public speaking engagement must be registered with the College
Exception for virtual practice:
Dietitians who are physically located outside of Manitoba and are not registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba (CDM) must meet the following requirements in order to provide virtual dietetic services to residents of Manitoba:
- Must have full registration in good standing with a dietetic regulatory body in another Canadian province. Those who are waiting to successfully complete the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam, may not provide virtual dietetic services to residents of Manitoba.
- Must carry liability insurance and ensure that coverage includes virtual practice in Manitoba.
- Must contact the provincial regulatory body/bodies where they are registered to request a Verification of Registration form be completed and sent to CDM.
- Must contact CDM and receive approval prior to providing services virtually to Manitoba clients.
- Must disclose where they are registered to Manitoba clients. Approval from CDM to provide virtual services to Manitoba residents is not the same as being fully registered with CDM .
I am a member of the Dietitians of Canada. Does this grant me the right to use the professional title Dietitian?
No. Dietitians of Canada is an association. It is not a regulatory body. You must be registered with a provincial regulatory body in order to use the professional title.