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To maintain the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential, you must earn 45 continuing education (CE) hours every three years. Nine of these CE hours must be in sanitation and safety and beginning June 1, 2019, one must pertain to professional ethics.

Since continuing education is only awarded to programs related to the nutrition and foodservice 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 (CBDM) website at www.CBDMonline.org

Please Note: Duplicate programs or titles are not allowed as eligible CE, including programs and titles from facility-contracted service companies. Credit for CE hours can only be earned once for any given program and cannot be resubmitted for credit again regardless of whether the program is completed in a new recertification period.


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 earn CE hours, you must purchase the quiz in the ANFP Marketplace.

Online Courses

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

Cost: $40-150 each (member prices)
5 - 20 hours CE, some general, sanitation/safety, and ethics.


ANFP offers recently recorded webinars on a variety of regulatory topics. Webinars are viewable for free on ANFPtv. To earn CE hours, you must purchase the quiz from the ANFP Marketplace.

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

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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