The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers® (CBDM®) is the credentialing agency responsible for establishing and upholding policies for and the administration of the CDM, CFPP Certification Program. To that end, the CBDM has autonomy in decision-making for all essential certification policies and activities demonstrated in the CBDM Policies and Procedures Manual, and in accordance with the CBDM Bylaws.
The CDM Credentialing Exam is administered by a nationally-recognized examination services provider. The CDM, CFPP Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
CBDM has a formal policy, the Code of Ethics for Certified Dietary Managers (CDM), and procedures which incorporate due process, for the discipline of certificants. The Code of Ethics and procedures include the sanction of revocation of the credential, for conduct which clearly indicates incompetence, unethical behavior and physical or mental impairment affecting the performance of the CDM. The Code of Ethics applies in its entirety to all CDM, CFPPs (including those who are not ANFP members) and they must agree to adhere to the Code of Ethics.
Individuals who met a pathway of eligibility, received a passing score on the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activated the credential within one year of passing the exam may use the CDM, CFPP credential and it may be used as long as the certification is active, valid, and in good standing. Certificants must comply with all recertification requirements to maintain use of the credential.