CDM, CFPP Credential

About the CBDM Certification Program


The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers® (CBDM®) is the credentialing agency responsible for establishing and upholding policies for and the administration of the CBDM Certification Program.

A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) has the education and work experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing the nationally-recognized CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status. CDM, CFPPs work together with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to provide quality nutritional care in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of specialized tasks and roles within a foodservice operation.

CDM, CFPPs are experts at managing foodservice operations and ensuring food safety. They are responsible for implementation of menus, foodservice purchasing, and food preparation. They apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, manage work teams, and much more.

A CDM, CFPP has achieved defined competencies in five key areas:

• Nutrition
• Foodservice
• Personnel and Communications
• Sanitation and Safety
• Business Operations

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CDM, CFPP Certification Process

Watch the video below for a quick overview of the CDM, CFPP certification process.

CDM, CFPP Certification Process Overview

Once you earn the CDM, CFPP credential, you will also need to maintain it by completing  and reporting continuing education as well as paying the annual certification fee. After activating your certification, the CDM, CFPP credential may be used as long as your certification is active, valid, and in good standing. Certificants must comply with all recertification requirements to maintain use of the credential.

CDM, CFPP is more than the letters after your name. It’s a career path that demonstrates your commitment to excellence in nutrition and foodservice management, and defines you as a highly qualified professional in your field.

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