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To maintain the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM, CFPP) credential, you must earn 45 continuing education hours every three years. Nine of these continuing education hours must be in sanitation and food safety.

Since continuing education is only awarded to programs related to the industry, this requirement guarantees that you will continue updating your professional skills throughout your career. Read more about maintaining your credential at Certifying Board of Dietary Managers website at www.CBDMonline.org

Please Note: No duplicate programs or titles are allowed, including programs and titles from facility contracted service companies.

ANFP's competence levels provide an understanding of the educational level of each product within the ANFP Marketplace. Each product has a designated competency level listed within the product description. View the continuing competence level descriptions HERE.

Ways to Earn Continuing Education

How can you earn continuing education hours? ANFP offers a variety of options!


Read the columns in Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine. To receive CE credit, purchase in our Marketplace.

Online Courses

ANFP offers online courses on a variety of topics. Some topics count towards sanitation hours. Register in the ANFP Marketplace.

Cost: $50-250 each (member prices)
5 - 30 hours CE, some general and some sanitation


ANFP offers recently recorded webinars on a variety of regulatory topics. Order in the ANFP Marketplace.

Cost: $12-15 (member prices)
1 - 1.5 hours CE, some general and some sanitation

Live Meetings/Events

State, regional, and national ANFP meetings are also an excellent source for continuing education. Enjoy the added bonus of great member networking!

ANFP Events Calendar
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