Register of Dietitians
Consult the College's Register of Dietitians to verify who is able to practice in Ontario.
In Ontario, a person must be registered with the College to practice as a Registered Dietitian. The Regulated Health Professions Act (1991) requires the College of Dietitians of Ontario to make information about the members available to the public, employers and others. The Register of Dietitians provides the following information:
- Registration #
- Language(s) of dietetic services (if applicable)
- Previous Name (if applicable)
- Employer(s) name, address, and telephone number (if applicable)
- Terms, Conditions, and Limitations (if applicable)
- Results of Proceedings (if applicable)
- Finding of Sexual Abuse (if applicable)
The annual registration for membership with the College expires on October 31 of each year unless a member renews their registration. If the member does not renew within 30 days of the due date, their certificate will be suspended. The member's certificate is revoked if the member does not comply with the renewal requirement within 12 months of the suspension.
Under the Dietetics Act, a member who has resigned or no longer holds a Certificate of Registration is prohibited from using the title "dietitian," a variation or abbreviation or an equivalent in another language and is prohibited from holding himself or herself out as a person who is qualified to practice in Ontario as a dietitian or in a specialty of dietetics. A breach of the Act could result in a fine of up to $25,000 for a first offence and $50,000 for a subsequent offence.
The College Register of Dietitians does not give information about who is accepting new clients. Dietitians of Canada , the professional association offers this service at: www.dietitians.ca/find