Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals Training Program Opportunities

CDM, CFPP Credential


Establish a Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals Training Program with the Help of ANFP

ANFP offers qualified institutions the tools for building a successful foodservice manager program. Once approved, upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the CDM, CFPP credentialing exam. The required program length is a minimum of 120 instruction hours, plus a minimum of 150 hours of supervised field experience.

With the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations, the CDM, CFPP credential is listed as the primary qualification for the Director of Food & Nutrition Services in the absence of a full-time dietitian. A representative from the Food and Nutrition Services department must be included on the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). The CDM, CFPP is the only credential listed in addition to the RDN that is qualified to participate, as defined by the Scope of Practice.

Nutrition & Foodservice Professional training programs are established in post-secondary accredited institutions. To ensure your institution is eligible to begin a program, please search for accreditation through one of these two bodies: CHEA or USDE. If the institution is accredited, the process to become approved may be initiated.

Exclusive Benefits for ANFP Approved Training Programs:

  • Training program listing on the ANFP Approved Programs page with a link to the college. This is one of the most visited pages on the ANFP website.
  • Complimentary Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine subscription for the training program administrator, director, and faculty. Enjoy a sample.
  • Quarterly newsletter and access to community forum with updates for the training program director.
  • 20% discount on the Live Exam Review Course.

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