CDM Credentialing Exam Information
The exam consists of 160 multiple-choice questions administered in a computer-based format at PSI tetst centers. Questions are based on professional situations in which a dietary manager would have to make a decision or solve a problem. The examinee must carefully read the scenario and select the appropriate response among multiple choices. There are 140 scored items and 20 unscored items being pretested for use on future exams, which also allows for issuance of score reports on the day of exam administration.
Exam questions are based on content covered in two ANFP textbooks, Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy, 3rd Edition (2020), and Foodservice Management - By Design, 3rd Edition (2020). Sanitation and food safety-related questions are also based on the FDA Food Code (2017), available free at www.fda.gov.
The exam questions are based on the current Exam Content Outline. Learn how the ANFP textbook aligns with the exam content outline here.
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