Categories & Process

Return To Practice

To become registered as a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba (the College):

  1. Complete the Registration Application form (online or pdf)
    Application to Return to Practice (pdf)
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. Pay the registration fee
  4. Pay any applicable assessment fees
  5. Gather your required documents:
    • Copy of your current resume
    • Official transcripts sent directly from the University OR transcripts sealed in an envelope, including the university seal and signature on the envelope
      Note: If you were registered with the College within seven years of application, the College may have your official documents.
    • Original letter sent directly from your internship director stating that you have successfully completed internship
    • Official pass results of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE)
    • Original criminal record checks with vulnerable sector check, adult and child abuse registry checks. All checks must be completed within six months of application.  Please be aware that only original documents are acceptable for application for registration with the College.
      • If you reside in Winnipeg, you can order your criminal record check online from the Winnipeg Police Service, you must choose the College of Dietitians of Manitoba as the receiving agency to allow the College to receive the document directly in its official form.  Otherwise, the document that is available for you to print out will be stamped with the word “VOID” and is not acceptable to the College
      • If you don’t reside in Winnipeg, please contact your local police service
    • Proof of identity and current legal name, such as a passport or driver’s licence
    • If you have completed any professional development activities while you were NOT registered with a regulatory body, please complete:
      Summary of Professional Learning
    • Submit your application package (above items) to the College


The College will contact you by mail within eight weeks to inform you of your application results. Possible outcomes are:

  1. The College has registered you as a Registered Dietitian
    As a Registered Dietitian, you must fulfill the responsibilities of all registered members, including:

  2. You require academic upgrading
    If the College reviews your application and determines that you require academic upgrading, the College will instruct you to complete specific courses:

    • Your academic institution will send your transcripts to the College
    • The College will contact you by mail to inform you of the results

    Prior work experience in lieu of upgrading is not acceptable.

    If your academic upgrade is unsuccessful, the College will advise you on actions you can take to become eligible for registration.

  3. You must complete the Substantial Equivalence Testing (SET) assessment
    If the College reviews your application and determines that your dietetics practicum training meets the Canadian standards, you may be eligible to under the SET assessment, conducted by the University of Alberta.


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