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"You gain respect as a chef with this credential; people are more willing to take you seriously.  The CDM credential gives you the opportunity to seek managerial positions not only in restaurants, but healthcare — where you also have the potential to earn more money."  — Barrett Broussard, CDM, CFPP

Become a CDM, CFPP
A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) has the education, training, and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this by passing a nationally-recognized credentialing exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status. The CDM, CFPP also demonstrates specific competency in the area of food protection and sanitation.

Some managers ask: If I've completed a dietary manager training program, am I already a CDM, CFPP? The answer is no. Keep going! To earn the credential, you need to follow three steps:

1 Qualify to take the CDM, CFPP Certification Exam.
There are four ways to qualify! You may start by completing a ANFP-approved dietary manager training program. Or, you may already have a two-year or four-year degree in foodservice management, nutrition, or culinary arts. You may qualify through a combination of training and experience. Or, you may qualify through your related military training. Details about how to qualify are on the website of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. [go >>]

Not sure about whether you qualify? Please call Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals at 800.323.1908.

2 Register for the Certification Exam.
Offered twice per year, and in most states, the exam gives you a chance to prove your competency in the marketplace by earning the CDM, CFPP credential.

We invite you to check upcoming exam dates, review detailed instructions, and download an exam brochure and application on the website of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. [go >>]

3Pass the exam and complete your certification process.
Once you have passed the exam, you can apply for certified status. (Certification will be automatic if you are already a current member of Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. However membership in ANFP is not required.) If you have not already joined Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, you will receive an invitation to join and enjoy the many member benefits the association offers to you as a professional.

Once you earn the credential, you will also need to maintain it with continuing education and keep up your annual certification fee. For more information about how you will maintain your credential, please visit the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals website. [go >>]

The CDM, CFPP is more than the letters after your name. It’s a career path that demonstrates your commitment to excellence in dietary management, and defines you as a highly qualified professional in your field.

Questions? Please call Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals at 800.323.1908, or complete our online contact form.

 
Certified Dietary Manager (CDM, CFPP)

The CDM, CFPP is more than the letters after your name. It’s a career path that demonstrates your commitment to excellence in dietary management, and defines you as a highly qualified professional in your field.

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