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 Accreditation Standards

Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25, 2022- The ACEND® 2022 Standards Program Director workshop will be held virtually via the WebEx platform.

  • Thursday, February 24: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central time)
  • Friday, February 25: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central time)

Dates/Location for Workshop Covering the Future Education Model Standards

ACEND® will post information about the next workshop as it becomes available.


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.