In order to be licensed to practice using the titles professional dietitian (P.Dt.) or nutritionist in Nova Scotia, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. A four year bachelor’s degree (dietetics) from an accredited university,
  2. A 35-40 week accredited dietetic practicum, and
  3. Pass of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).

In Canada, the accredited university degree and practicum are based on entry to practice standards, the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice.

Complete the online application form.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or to schedule an in-person or telephone appointment.  You can expect a reply within two to three business days.  Click HERE to read registration policies.

Mail payment or application documents to:

Nova Scotia Dietetic Association
301 - 380 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4


  1. Application fee: $85
  2. Application fee for reinstatement (if not currently licensed with another Canadian Dietetic regulatory body): $185
  3. Full license: $400 ($200 after September 30)
  4. Non-sufficient funds charge: $25