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
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:
Qualify to take the CDM, CFPP Certification
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.
Not sure about whether you qualify? Please call
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals at 800.323.1908.
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
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
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