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Meet a current pathway of eligibility.
CDM CREDENTIALING EXAM STEPS
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Complete online exam application
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If applying under Pathway III(a&b) or V, you must also complete the Employment Verification Form
available at www.CBDMonline.org/docs/default-source/legacy-docs/docs/examapp_path3 and submit an
employer-issued position description for each form submitted.
Submit exam application with payment and all required documents.
Apply online at www.CBDMonline.org/register. Exam fees are not transferable to other parties, are
not refundable, and cannot be canceled.
Submit an official transcript from an accredited post-secondary education institution with
application for CBDM review and approval of school, program and courses for meeting education
requirement.
Employment must meet criteria for required length and for being noncommercial foodservice
experience in a management role.
CBDM sends a confirmation e-mail about meeting exam eligibility requirements and required further
actions.
PSI sends an e-mail with information on how to schedule your exam (about 7 to 14 days after
CBDM's notice of eligibility). Exam must be scheduled and completed within 90 days of the date on
the e-mail notice from PSI, which is known as your 90-day test window.
Schedule an exam date and Test Center location with PSI.
Take the exam as scheduled. Bring the required IDs to the Test Center. You may bring a batteryoperated,
basic function calculator with no print capability that must be approved by the test
center administrator.
Receive score report after you take the exam. If you fail the exam, you must wait 90 days to retake
it. A new application with fees must be submitted for review and approval. If you pass, CBDM sends
an e-mail about activating your certification, which must be done within one year of passing the
exam. You are not certified until you activate your certification. To keep the certification active, you
must also pay the annual certification fees and fully meet the recertification requirements. For more
information, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining Your CDM, CFPP Credential.
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) on exam registration are answered at www.CBDMonline.org/FAQs
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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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CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook - Exam Day Information
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CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook - Maintaining Your Credential
CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook - Employment Verification Form
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