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Future Education Model Standards and Templates

The ACEND® Board voted to reformat the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards, which were released on November 1, 2021 for voluntary adoption with mandatory adoption on June 1, 2022 by programs that are following the demonstration program standards. ACEND hosted a webinar on reformatting the FEM Accreditation Standards on November 5, 2021. The recording and slides are provided. A recording on Standard 4 is also provided.

Future Education Model Accreditation Standards Webinar and Trainings

Programs submitting self-study reports under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards must use the following templates based upon their program type. Specific sections of these reports require the use of standard-specific templates to report program information and data. Programs should refer to the Guidance Information for the ACEND Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate and Graduate Degree Programs to determine which standard specific templates are needed.

Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

Guidance Information

ACEND Decision Calendar

The ACEND Board follows the decision calendar for Future Education Model program reviews.

Self-Study Report Templates

Reorganization Report Templates

Summary and Signature Page Templates

Nutrition and Dietetics Standard-Specific Templates


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ACEND has more than 600 accredited programs across the United States and select countries internationally, with in-person and online options. Use the search filters to find the program that fits your needs.