The Board Examination may be sat by Overseas Trained Dietitians who have had their dietetic qualifications recognised and New Zealand Registered Dietitians who have not worked as a dietitian for nine years or more and who wish to return to dietetic practice.
The Board Examination consists of two stages:
Stage 1 - Written examination (Multi Choice Questions - MCQ)
The next available MCQ exam will be 7 September 2017, applications will close 23 June 2017. To be eligible to sit the exam your application for assessment must be submitted by 12 May, 2017.
Written MCQ examination sittings are organised by an Exam Clearing House. Therefore late applications cannot be accepted.
You apply for the MCQ through the DAA - firstname.lastname@example.org - payment is made directly to the DAA - contact them for the current fee
A cancellation fee will be applied if candidates withdraw from an exam.
This examination can be sat outside New Zealand.
Examination centres within New Zealand are Auckland and Christchurch.
A verification process is in place with DAA and the Board.
You must pass the written examination to be eligible to sit the oral examination.
Information about the written examination and oral examination and recommended reading can be found in the column on the left
Registration Competency Requirements can be found in the column on the left
Other references and resources can be found in the column on the left
Stage 2- Oral examination
The date for the next Oral exam is yet to be set - it will be in 2017.
This examination must be sat in New Zealand.
Only those who have successfully completed the written examination can sit the oral examination.
Application and payment is made directly to the Dietitians Board - the current fee is $1000.
If you fail either the written or oral examination you are allowed to re-sit it.
Both the written and oral examinations must be passed within the same three year period.
If you are resitting an examination your assessment for eligibility to sit the examination must be current (including the IELTS).
Your original assessment for eligibility is current for three years.
If your original assessment for eligibility is out of date you will be required to reapply for an assessment for eligibility to sit the examination and pay the appropriate fee.
The oral examination is generally held about 6 weeks following the written examination.
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