Information for Enrollees

Congratulations on your recent enrollment in an ANFP-Approved Training Program!

We welcome you to a profession and a career path that is highly respected, in demand, and continuously growing.

Become a Pre-Professional Member

As the national organization representing and serving your profession, ANFP is here to serve you in your professional advancement by providing you with the tools and resources to excel and ensure your success in the profession.

As a student enrolled in a comprehensive foodservice management training program, enhance your experience and become a pre-professional member of ANFP.

A discounted pre-professional membership costs only $64 per year, and includes many of the same member benefits that our professional members enjoy. You also receive these significant savings once you pass the CDM Credentialing Exam:

  • You are automatically upgraded to a Professional Member ($109 savings)
  • Your status as a certified CDM, CFPP is automatically activated by ANFP ($56 savings)

Those individuals who are not pre-professional members prior to passing the CDM Certification Exam will pay $165 to activate their credential and become a member of ANFP.


Some of the benefits our pre-professional members enjoy are:

Online Member Community
Network and connect with peers via the ANFP member community, ANFPConnect, and discuss timely and relevant issues surrounding the foodservice industry.

Nutrition & Foodservice Edge Magazine
Read one of the most respected publications in the industry, read by more than 14,000 nutrition and foodservice professionals nationwide. See the archive of past issues here.

Automatic Upgrade to Certified Status
Once you pass the CDM Certification Exam, your status as a pre-professional member means you will be automatically upgraded to Certified. Non-members must pay $165.

Member Discounts
Receive a 20% or more discount on ANFP products and services, including CDM exam prep materials.

Professional Development
Many face-to-face events and webinar opportunities to help you continue to grow and develop skills.

Make connections with like-minded professionals via our member community, chapters, and local events.

Discover the CDM, CFPP Credential

The CDM, CFPP credential is nationally-recognized and required by many employers. As a result, becoming credentialed will make you more marketable and competitive within the industry.

With the recently-finalized CMS Long-Term Care Regulations now implemented, becoming a CDM, CFPP has never been more important. In fact, the CDM, CFPP credential was listed first amongst requirements for the newly designated Director of Food and Nutrition Services position.

CDM Exam Details

Please take a minute to watch the following videos which outline the benefits to furthering your career by becoming a CDM, CFPP. The second video is an overview of eligibility for the CDM Certification Exam, as well as an outline of the exam format.

We welcome you to explore all the great things the CDM, CFPP credential has to offer. View testimonials from current CDM, CFPPs here.