CPEU Credit for Preceptors

1 min. readlast update: 02.19.2020


Beginning June 1, 2017, Precepting Learning acquired while serving as a preceptor for dietetics students in an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited dietetics program may be awarded CPEUs.

ACEND defines a preceptor as a practitioner who serves as faculty for students/interns during supervised practice by overseeing practical experiences, providing one-on-one training , and modeling professional behaviors and values. In order to receive CPEU credit the precepting must have been completed during the current recertification cycle. The preceptor must complete the Preceptor Confirmation & Self-Reflection Form provided by the program director. The form must be signed and dated by the ACEND accredited program director. The form should be retained by the preceptor as documentation to be submitted to CDR if audited.

A maximum of 3 CPEUs per year or a total of 15 CPEUs per 5-year reporting period can be awarded to RDNs or RDs, and NDTRs or DTRs for this activity.

1 – 25 contact hours = 1 CPEU 

25 – 50 contact hours = 2 CPEUs 

51 and greater contact hours = 3 CPEUs  

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