Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam

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 will be taken as an online remote-proctored exam in 2022. The CDRE is administered in May and November each year.  The fall 2022 exam is scheduled for November 3 & 4, 2022.

You must be registered as a temporary member to write the CDRE. CLICK HERE for information about how to apply for temporary membership. If you wish to take the November 2022 exam, submit your application for temporary membership to NSDA by October 20.  You can submit your application for temporary membership before you complete your practicum.  Documents that accompany your application (e.g. transcripts, confirmation of practicum completion) can be submitted afterwards (no later than October 20). 

The deadline to submit a request for an exam accommodation is September 15.   The forms for this request are in the CDRE Preparation Guide (see below).  Upload Form A to your registration profile and emai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify of your upload.  Form B is to be sent directly to NSDA by the health professional.

Once you are registered as a temporary member and have paid exam fee ($600), NSDA will submit your name to the exam company (Meazure Learning).  You will then receive an email from Meazure Learning (previously known as Yardstick) with instructions on how to schedule your exam.  You are encouraged to schedule your exam early to have a choice of exam date.  The deadline to submit the exam payment to NSDA is October 20.  The scheduling window for temporary members who have paid their exam fee is between August 23 and October 26.

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.  

The Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies has produced a webinar with relevant information.  The exam company also sends this information to you via email when you schedule your exam.  Click HERE to view.

In compliance with CSA’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, NSDA wishes to advise writers of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) that your name and contact information will be sent to Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc., the exam developer and to ProctorU the company that provides the remote proctoring service.  This information will be collected, used and disclosed according to their privacy policies. Your personal information is subject to U.S. laws, including the USA Patriot Act.