How to Become a CDM, CFPP
1. Qualify to Take the CDM Credentialing Exam
There are many different pathways to qualify! You may start by completing an ANFP-approved dietary manager training program. Or, you may already have a two-year or four-year degree in foodservice management, nutrition, or culinary arts. You may qualify through a combination of training and experience. Or, you may qualify through your related military training. Details about how to qualify are available at www.CBDMonline.org/eligibility.
Not sure about whether you qualify? Please call 800.323.1908 or e-mail info@CBDMonline.org.
2. Register for the CDM Credentialing Exam
After your application has been reviewed and approved by CBDM, you will receive information on how to register for the exam.
Offered year-round at over 300 testing centers, the computer-based exam gives you an opportunity to prove your competency in the marketplace by earning the CDM, CFPP credential.
We invite you to review detailed information and download an the CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook and Application.
3. Pass the Exam and Complete your Certification Process.
Once you have passed the exam, you must activate your certification within one year of passing the exam. (Certification will be automatically activated if you are already a current member of ANFP. However, membership in ANFP is not required.) If you are not a member of ANFP when you pass the exam, you will receive an email with information on how to activate the certification as well as how to join ANFP and enjoy the many member benefits that ANFP offers to you as a professional.
Once you earn the credential, you will also need to maintain it by completing continuing education and paying the annual certification fee. After activation of certification, the CDM, CFPP credential 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.
The 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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