Program Directors Workshops

The Program Director workshops are designed to help dietetic education program directors learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports and site visits.

Individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND® program as well as newly appointed program directors are welcome and encouraged to attend and may be eligible for a registration discount. If you meet the discount requirements, as outlined in the ACEND fee schedule, contact ACEND at for a discount code before you register.

Dates/Location for Workshops Covering the 2022 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards

ACEND® will be offering a virtual Accreditation Workshop. This workshop will focus on preparing a self-study report based on the 2022 and FEM standards. During the workshop, interactive sessions cover plans for how to conduct a self-study process and how to work with ACEND® staff and reviewers. Individuals with site visit scheduled in 2022-2023, individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND®-accredited program, as well as newly appointed program directors, are encouraged to attend.

All workshops will be on the WebEx Training platform.


  • Wednesday, May 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Thursday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central Time)

This workshop is full.

Future Trainings

The next ACEND® workshop will be in person prior to FNCE® in Orlando, Fla. in October 2022. Registration will open this summer for the in-person workshop.


Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee for any in-person training. Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received written confirmation from ACEND® that you are enrolled in the workshop.

Additional Trainings

For additional ACEND® Trainings, including a webinar on the 2022 and the FEM Standards and professional development trainings visit ACEND®'s Professional Development page.