Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam

UPDATE:  The May 2020 sitting of the Canadian Dietetics Registration Examination (CDRE) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Click HERE for more information.   Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

The Canadian Dietetics Registration Examination (CDRE) is a national examination developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The CDRE is a requirement for registration in all provinces except Quebec.

The CDRE is a four-hour, computerized, multiple-choice examination designed to test the practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. The CDRE is administered in May and November each year at sites across Canada. Click HERE to view a list of testing centres (subject to change).

A candidate must be registered as a temporary member in order to write the CDRE. CLICK HERE for information about how to apply for temporary membership.

2020 Preparation Guide

The Guide includes information about the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list. Click HERE to view the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam Preparation Guide.  Click HERE to view the French version of the Preparation Guide.


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