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Annual Dues: $234.00
Processing Fee: $25.00
The Academy's membership year is June 1 — May 31

Available to any person who meets one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Is a registered dietitian (RD); registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN); dietetic technician, registered (DTR); nutrition and dietetic technician, registered (NDTR); or has established eligibility to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians or Dietetic Technicians, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
    • No Documents Required
  • Has completed a baccalaureate degree and dietetics program (Plan IV, Plan V, Didactic, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated, AP4 or Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) programs) that the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has accredited or approved.
    • Verification Statement identifying ACEND Program Completion
  • Has completed an associate degree program for dietetic technicians that ACEND has accredited or approved.
    • Verification Statement identifying ACEND Program Completion
  • Has earned a master’s or doctoral degree and holds any one degree (baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral) in one of the following areas: dietetics, food and nutrition, nutrition, community/public health nutrition, food science and/or food service systems management or a regionally accredited college or university must confer degrees used to satisfy membership qualifications.
    • Original Transcript or Confirming Statement (of highest degree earned) from the Registrar
    • Original Transcript Confirming Degree in Specified Area (Note: If the highest degree was obtained in one of the above specialty areas, submit that transcript only)
  • Is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada (DC).
    • Letter from the DC Registrar confirming active membership

Career Starter Dues Program

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The Career Starter Dues Program offers reduced dues rates for members in their first five years of Active category membership eligibility. The graduated dues are offered in a tiered structure based on your RD/RDN/DTR/NDTR eligibility date on file with the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). Dues increase incrementally each year for up to five years to help you get established in the profession. Graduation date can be used in lieu of eligibility date for those who do not pursue a CDR credential. Please contact the Academy to see if you qualify.

Privileges of Active Membership

Active members whose dues are not in arrears shall be entitled one vote in each matter subject to member vote and are eligible to hold elected and appointed offices and positions at the national level. Active members shall be eligible to hold elected and appointed offices and positions at the affiliate level as designated by the affiliate dietetic association.