2017 Standards and Templates

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) Board has released the 2017 Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Programs (CP), Didactic Programs (DPD), Internship Programs (DI), Technician Programs (DT) and Foreign (FDE) and International (IDE) Dietitian Programs. The 2017 Standards are the results of a planned five-year review cycle of the 2012 Accreditation Standards to ensure compliance with USDE regulations. ACEND® thanks all who participated in surveys and provided input throughout their development.

Opportunity to Provide Feedback for Evaluation of the 2017 Standards

The ACEND® Standards Committee requests your feedback regarding the current 2017 ACEND® Accreditation Standards for nutrition and dietetics education programs. Per United States Department of Education (USDE) requirements, the ACEND® Accreditation Standards are revised every five years. Results of this survey will be critically important as the 2022 Standards are being developed. The survey may take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can stop the questionnaire and re-enter at a later time to finish your responses. Responses will remain anonymous. The survey will close on November 13, 2019.

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2019 Compliance Audit for all ACEND accredited programs

ACEND® will be conducting a review of each program's mission, goals and objectives for the 2019 compliance audit. The ACEND Board is asking all programs to demonstrate compliance with Standard 3, Required Elements 3.1-3.3, of the 2017 Accreditation Standards.

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2017 Standards

Self-Study Report Templates

Guidance Information

Summary and Signature Page Templates

Nutrition and Dietetics Standard-Specific Templates