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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:

  • Standard 1 Required Element 1.4, Coordinated Programs and 1.4a for Dietetic Internships.
  • Standard 3, programs must have these knowledge requirements (KRDN 3.4) and/or competencies (CRDN 3.3-3.6) fully implemented within the curriculum.

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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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