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THE CDM CREDENTIALING EXAM:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
CDM CREDENTIALING EXAM BACKGROUND
Offered since 1985, the CDM Credentialing Exam is part of the competency assurance program for dietary
managers. A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) has the
education and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven
this by passing the nationally-recognized CDM Credentialing Exam and fulfilling the requirements needed
to maintain certified status. CDM, CFPPs work together with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to
provide quality nutritional care for clients in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of
specialized tasks and roles within a foodservice operation.
ACCREDITED
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM®
) is the credentialing agency
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responsible for establishing and upholding policies for and the administration of the
CBDM Certification Program and has autonomy in decision-making for all essential
certification policies and activities. The CDM Credentialing Exam is administered by PSI
Services, LLC (PSI). A survey is conducted and analyzed every five years in which CDM,
CFPPs are asked to review the exam content outline and identify the percentage of
time spent performing tasks related to each category of the exam. CBDM then utilizes
the survey results to finalize the exam content outline and develop the exam based on
the outline. The CBDM Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission
for Certifying Agencies (NCCA®
CBDMonline.org/exam-prep.
). The exam content outline is available at www.
The CDM Credentialing Exam is intended to measure the knowledge and abilities of individuals who wish
to enter, continue and/or advance in the discipline of managing and/or directing foodservice operations.
Candidates applying for the CDM Credentialing Exam must show verifiable evidence of meeting formal
education requirements (including coursework in nutrition and foodservice management from an accredited
post-secondary education institution) as well as varying levels of non-commercial foodservice management
experience required to competently perform the responsibilities of a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified
Food Protection Professional.
Earning and maintaining the CDM, CFPP credential demonstrates to employers, surveyors and the public,
that CDM, CFPPs have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the responsibilities as included in the
Exam Content outline. All CDM, CFPPs are required to uphold the CDM, CFPP Code of Ethics as published
on www.CBDMonline.org/cdm-cfpp-credential-code-of-ethics.
BECOME CERTIFIED
To earn the CDM, CFPP credential, you must do the following:
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Qualify for the CDM Credentialing Exam through a current exam eligibility pathways and submit an
exam application for CBDM review and approval.
Complete and pass the CDM Credentialing Exam.
Activate your certification within one year of passing the exam.
You are not certified and cannot use the CDM, CFPP credential until you complete all of these steps.
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CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook

The CDM Credentialing Exam: What You Need to Know
Exam Day Information
Maintaining Your Credential
Employment Verification Form
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