Candidacy for Non US Based Programs


International programs applying for accreditation status must use the 2017 Accreditation Standards for Foreign Dietitian Education Programs or the 2017 Standards for International Dietitian Education Programs and follow the procedures in the ACEND® Policy and Procedure Handbook.


The ACEND® staff at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA responds to inquiries and provides assistance to organizations before, during and after the evaluation process. For more information, call 312/899-0040, ext. 5400 or e-mail

Eligibility Applications for Programs Seeking ACEND® Accreditation

Programs seeking eligibility may submit a digital copy of the eligibility application and fee after graduating the first class of students. The application must be submitted electronically as one PDF file to