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Dietitian/Registered Nutritionist

Dietitians or nutritionists assess, develop, deliver, and evaluate strategies and programs related to food and nutrition. They develop and study food and food products. They manage food service systems. They do research and promote food safety.


College of Dietitians of Alberta
Suite 1320
10123 99 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1

Call: 780-448-0059
Toll-free: 1-866-493-4348
Fax: 780-489-7759



Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf] and Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the College of Dietitians of Alberta (CDA) is mandatory. Only registered members may provide restricted activities specified in the regulation. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Provide professional food and nutrition services that are used by other regulated members and individuals to provide services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members who provide services to the public
  • Use the protected titles and initials: Registered Dietitian, Registered Nutritionist, Dietitian, Nutritionist, or RD

What You Need

To become a Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist in Alberta, you need:

For details about all registration requirements, contact the CDA or visit the CDA website.

Working in Alberta

Dietitians or nutritionists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the CDA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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