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 2017 Accreditation Standards

March 4-5, 2021

This day and a half workshop on the ACEND® 2017 Standards will be held virtually via the WebEx Training platform.

  • Thursday, March 4: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central time)
  • Friday, March 5: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central time)

Note: Space is limited, register early. It is suggested that those programs with reports due in 2021 attend this workshop under the 2017 standards. ACEND® will host additional trainings later in 2021 for the 2022 ACEND® Standards.


To register online, visit the Upcoming Events webpage.


Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. 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 2017 Standards and professional development trainings visit ACEND®'s Professional Development page.