What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of self and peer evaluation for institutions/organizations and assesses the delivery of services and programs against standards of acceptability. In the context of dietetic education, accreditation has two primary purposes, to:

  • Assess program compliance with national standards, and
  • Encourage programs to strive for quality improvement.

Effective March 31, 2022 no further program reviews will be undertaken by PDEP.    Existing PDEP accreditation awards will continue to be recognized by Canadian dietetic regulatory bodies as approved programs for the purposes of registration while a transition plan to EQual (a third-party accrediting agency), is being established. For more information about EQual, contact your provincial regulatory body.