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Registration Requirements:

Registration requirements for the profession of dietetics in Newfoundland and Labrador are set out in An Act to Regulate the Practice of Dietetics, 2005. They are as follows:


To be registered to practice as a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) in Newfoundland and Labrador, the applicant must provide the following with their application:

  1. evidence satisfactory to the College as to good character and professional reputation;
  2. proof that he or she has:
    1. a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an education institution whose course content is approved by the College (NLCD accepts dietetic programs accredited by Dietitians of Canada(DC)), or
    2. a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an educational institution and has taken additional post-secondary courses that are satisfactory to the College (NLCD accepts courses from dietetic programs accredited by DC).
  3. proof that he or she has:
    1. completed a dietetic internship approved by the College (NLCD accepts dietetic internship programs accredited by DC),or
    2. a master’s degree in the study of foods or nutrition or institution administration and one year’s experience in the study or practice of nutrition or dietetics or allied subjects which is acceptable to the College (this requires documented experience based on competency attestation approved by NLCD).
  4. proof that he or she has successfully completed a registration examination based upon the professional competency requirements that the College may establish (NLCD administers the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination).
  5. proof that he or she has obtained professional liability insurance coverage in a form and amount satisfactory to the College; and
  6. payment of the fee set by the College.
  7. certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check (dated no more than three months prior to application)

Current NLCD registration fee is $450

Application fee is $100