Earn CE Hours

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Required CE Hours

To maintain the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential, you must complete and report a minimum of 45 continuing education (CE) hours every three years. Nine of these CE hours must be related to Sanitation and Safety and beginning June 1, 2019, one CE hour must pertain to Professional Ethics.

Eligible continuing education must be programs related to the nutrition and foodservice industry. This requirement guarantees that you will continue updating your professional skills throughout your career and demonstrates your commitment to continued competence. Read more about maintaining your credential on the 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 subsequent recertification period. CE can be earned and reported only while the certification is active. 


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 and complete it. 

Online Courses

ANFP offers online courses on a variety of topics. Some topics count towards Sanitation and Safety hours. Register for the courses in the ANFP Marketplace. To receive CE hours, you must complete the course, quizzes within it, and the program evaluation.

Cost: $12-$150 each (member prices)
1 - 20 hours CE, some general, sanitation and 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 and complete it.

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


ANFPtv, ANFP's video resource library, hosts a number of educational videos including a Culinary Boot Camp series and various recorded sessions from ANFP's Annual Conference.

Culinary Boot Camp
Conference All Year Long

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
Chapter Directory