Please ask yourself the following questions before application.
Please make sure you are a dietitian eligible for HKDA membership prior to application. You can know about the eligibility of members here.
1. Eligible dietitian who applies for a Ordinary Member membership for the first time
2. Eligible dietitian who was a HKDA Ordinary Member before, but didn't successfully renew the membership on or before 30 June (the end of grace period) in the subsequent year, resulting in the termination of the Ordinary Member membership. This means that he/ she has to apply for a Ordinary Member membership again.
1. Anyone who are not eligible for HKDA Ordinary Membership
2. HKDA existing member (Ordinary/ Full Member). You should renew your membership online in member zone best before 31 March every year
No, you cannot. The title "HKDA Full Member" will only be granted to a HKDA Ordinary Member who maintains a membership for at least 9 months, fulfills the requirements for the Continuing Dietetic Education (CDE) of the Association and successfully renews his/ her membership before 30 June in the subsequent year. So you should first apply for Ordinary Member membership first.
Our membership cycle runs annually, starting from 1 April to 31 March next year. Eligible dietitian who wants to maintain at least a 9 months Ordinary Member membership to obtain the title of Full Member in the subsequent year should apply for Ordinary Member membership no later than 30 June each year. Please allow at least 8 weeks for us to process your application. You membership cycle only starts after your application being approved, not your application submission date.
If you apply for Ordinary Member membership or get approved after 30 June (i.e. did not leave enough time for the membership committee to approve your application), you have to complete and fulfill CDE requirement in pro-rata basis for membership renewal in the subsequent year, and complete and fulfill CDE requirement for another fiscal year cycle (1 April to 31 March) in order to become a Full Member.
Please note that for those who successfully got approved between 1 February and 31 March, the membership will be effective from 1 April.