Information for Graduates

Congratulations on completing your ANFP-Approved Training Program!
We welcome you to explore all the great things ANFP has to offer you

We encourage you to take two steps to ensure your professional success.

  1. Join ANFP and take advantage of the many benefits available.
  2. Obtain your CDM, CFPP certification.

Save $60 and Become a Professional Member

If you become an ANFP professional member, you can save $60! ANFP members are automatically upgraded to CDM, CFPP certified status once they pass the CDM Certification Exam. Non-members must pay the $60 fee.

If you are interested in becoming a CDM, CFPP, it is suggested that you consider becoming a professional member of ANFP. A professional membership costs only $110 per year and includes many benefits that our members enjoy. Details on the CDM, CFPP credential are also available below.


Some of the benefits our members enjoy are:

Online Member Community
Network and connect with peers via the ANFP member community, ANFPConnect, and discuss topics of interests or other subject matters.

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.

Member Discounts
Receive significant discounts on ANFP products and services.

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.

A resource to help you stay up to date on industry news, products, services, events, and industry trends.

Salary Survey
See and compare comprehensive salary data.

Discover the CDM, CFPP Credential

Graduating from your foodservice management training program was a great step in your career. We encourage you to consider putting your knowledge to use by sitting for the CDM, CFPP Certification Exam.

CDM Credentialing Exam Details

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. Because you've successfully completed the ANFP-Approved Training Program, you are now eligible to take this prestigious exam and take care of your future.

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.

Please take a minute to watch the below video which outlines 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.