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. Academy members enjoy significant discounts on educational products and programs.

Distance Learning

Learn at your own pace and convenience through various online CPE offerings such as live and recorded webinars discounted for Academy members, free self-study modules, and the Certificate of Training program. Additionally, FNCE® On-Demand offers discounted member access to complete recordings of educational sessions, available to view for both group and individual learning, and FNCE® Collections provide convenient bundles of FNCE® sessions curated by topic.

Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Training Workshop

The Academy offers a nutrition focused physical exam 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. By attending a live, highly interactive workshop, you will learn 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.

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

The Academy's annual conference is the world's largest educational program and exhibition for food and nutrition experts. Members enjoy reduced registration rates, earn CPE, build professional relationships, mingle with colleagues and browse the latest products and services. FNCE® features advanced-level education on the hottest topics, challenges, controversies and breakthroughs in the profession. Virtual and on-demand options make FNCE® more accessible than ever.

  • 2022: Orlando, Fla.

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 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

The Certificate of Training program consists of multiple cohesive modules that provide in-depth instruction on broad areas of interest in the realm of nutrition and dietetics, with the goal of expanding knowledge, skills and/or competencies. 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. Recently released programs include Treating Gluten Related Diseases, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease.

  • New programs: Policy and Advocacy Certificate of Training


This updated, comprehensive and convenient resource for students and educators includes an exam study plan with more than 1300 test questions, 450-plus 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.

Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute is a comprehensive professional development program designed to help current and future leaders in nutrition, health and wellness to develop a range of leadership, communication and career development skills, including executive presence, project management and decision- making, interpersonal communication, strategic planning and team building. Through a combination of self-directed study, in-person training, networking opportunities, small group projects and virtual learning, participants will gain hands-on experience to become more effective leaders.