2022 Standards and Templates

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 2022 Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Programs (CP), Didactic Programs (DPD), Internship Programs (DI), Technician Programs (DT) and Foreign (FDE) Programs, resources and templates are provided below. International institutions seeking ACEND accreditation for programs leading to graduates' eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration's credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists will follow the CP standards.

The 2022 Accreditation Standards become effective June 1, 2022. Effective date of December 31, 2023 for the following:

  • Regarding Standard 1 Required Element 1.4, Coordinated Programs and 1.4a for Dietetic Internships.
  • Regarding Standard 3, programs must either have KRDN 3.4 and CRDNs 3.3-3.6 implemented by June 1, 2022 or show evidence of plans for implementation such as meeting minutes where implementation is discussed. After December 31, 2023, programs must have these knowledge requirements and/or competencies fully implemented within the curriculum.

ACEND® recorded a webinar on the 2022 Accreditation Standards that provide an overview of the 2022 Accreditation Standards and highlight the changes to the Standards and the requirements for implementing the Standards. The recording, slides, and the questions and answers are provided. A recording on Standard 4 is also provided.

2022 Accreditation Standards Webinar and Trainings

2022 ACEND Accreditation Standards

Self-Study Report Templates

Guidance Information

ACEND Decision Calendar

The ACEND Board follows the decision calendar for program accreditation reviews.

Summary and Signature Page Templates

Nutrition and Dietetics Standard-Specific Templates

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