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CBDM Prior Approval

About CBDM Prior Approval

The purpose of the CBDM Prior Approval Program is to recognize continuing education (CE) providers that have met the CBDM education standards and guidelines.  The CBDM prior approval process is completely voluntary and is initiated by the program sponsor/coordinator requesting approval and is intended for organizations interested in providing continuing education (CE) hours to CDM, CFPP credential holders.

Benefits of Prior Approval Program Recognition

Prior approved programs are recognized by ANFP, foodservice industry professionals, and employers as meeting CBDM standards and requirements for continuing education. As a result, prior approved programs are viewed with high regard and respect in the industry.  Participants will recognize a high quality program that is rich in content and delivers the objective of lifelong learning to enhance and improve their careers and professional development in line with CBDM standards for continuing education.

Marketing Opportunities

  • Use CBDM Prior Approval logo (in accordance with CBDM specifications), which may be added to marketing and other activities promoting your approved program
  • Confirmed number of CE hours
  • Ease of submission of CE hours for attendees
  • Increased awareness and exposure of programs to a captive and engaged audience of over 14,000 foodservice professionals via “Find CE” program listing/directory on the ANFP website

If you are an organization/provider seeking prior approval for an education program, view more information about the CBDM Prior Approval Handbook and application below.

CBDM Prior Approval Handbook and Application

If you have any questions, please contact Professional Development Services: info@CBDMonline.org or 800.323.1908.