Educational Opportunities

The Academy offers an impressive array of resources to cultivate your skills through multi-disciplinary learning opportunities and enhanced technology. Select from a variety of free and member-priced resources to best fit your professional development needs.

Distance Learning

Learn at your own pace and convenience through various online CPE offerings such as live and recorded webinars discounted for Academy members as well as certificate of training programs. Additionally, FNCE® On-Demand offers discounted member access to synchronized recordings of sessions, available to view for both group and individual learning.

Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Hands-on Training Workshop

The Academy offers a hands-on training workshop designed to provide RDNs with the skills to perform a nutrition focused physical exam, empowering the RDN to accurately identify patients with malnutrition. Workshops are available across the country, with a focus on either adult or pediatric populations. By attending a workshop, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to: recognize the role of NFPE in identifying malnutrition; assess muscle wasting and fat loss; identify clinical signs of micronutrient deficiencies and toxicities; evaluate the presence of edema or fluid accumulation; and demonstrate basic NFPE skills with actual patients.

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

The Academy's annual convention is the world's largest educational program and exhibition for food and nutrition experts. Join us in Philadelphia, Pa., and enjoy reduced registration rates, earn CPE, build professional relationships, mingle with colleagues and browse the latest products and services. FNCE® 2019 will feature advanced-level education on the hottest topics, including emerging integrative nutrition approaches, culinary trends, food security issues, cultural competencies and medical nutrition therapy.

  • 2020: Indianapolis, Ind. | October 17–20

Food & Nutrition Magazine® CPE

Food & Nutrition Magazine offers Academy members 2 CPE units per issue for free via online self-study quizzes.

Journal CPE

Take advantage of 48 or more free CPE credits annually in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Access quizzes online and automatically log CPE credit to your Professional Development Portfolio.

Online Certificate of Training Programs

Enjoy member-preferred discounts on 14 Online Certificate of Training programs consisting of four or five separate modules. Each program offers 8 to 12.5 hours of CPE units and comes with a certificate that can be framed and displayed in your home or office.

  • New programs: Health and Wellness Coaching.


This updated, comprehensive, and convenient resource for students and educators includes an exam study plan with more than 1,300 test questions, over 450 flashcards, and unlimited access to six full-length practice exams (updated per CDR’s latest test specifications). Personalized performance statistics target strengths and weaknesses in exam content. Individual and group pricing is available with reduced costs for Academy members and free previews are available to educators and program directors.