Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP)


Credential: Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP)  GI Bill resource  NCCA resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM), Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP) certification is for candidates who have education and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager. CDM-CFPPs work together with registered dietitians to provide quality nutritional care for clients in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of tasks such as managing foodservice operations, ensuring food safety, implementing menus, foodservice purchasing, food preparation, applying nutrition principles, documenting nutrition information, and managing work teams. To earn the CDM-CFPP, candidates can qualify with training, education or a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a nationally-recognized credentialing exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)

406 Surrey Woods Dr.
St. Charles, IL  60174

Phone: 800.323.1908

Fax: 630.587.6308
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Pathway 1:

Graduate from an Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) approved foodservice manager training program, which includes 120 hours of didactic education plus 150 hours of field experience.

Pathway 2:

Hold a two-year or four-year college degree in foodservice management, nutrition, culinary arts, or hotel-restaurant management; completed coursework must include a minimum of one course in nutrition and two courses in foodservice management.

Pathway 3:

Graduate from a comprehensive 90-hour foodservice course curriculum and have a minimum of two years of institutional foodservice management experience; curriculum must include a minimum of one course in nutrition and two courses in foodservice management.

Pathway 4:

Be a current or former member of the U.S. military who has graduated from an approved military dietary manager training program and has attained the grade of E-5.

Pathway 5:

Hold an alternate two-year, four-year or higher degree and have a minimum of five years of institutional foodservice management experience; candidates must also have completed one course in nutrition and two courses in foodservice management.

The Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must abide by CBDM's Code of Ethics located on the CBDM website.

Written Exam

  • Nutrition (18%)
    • Gather Nutrition Data
    • Apply Nutrition Data
    • Provide Nutrition Education
  • Foodservice (20%)
    • Manage Standardized Recipes
    • Specify Standards and Procedures for Preparing Food
    • Supervise the Production and Distribution of Food
    • Monitor Meal Service
    • Implement Continuous Quality Improvement Procedures for Foodservice Department
    • Modify Standard Menus
  • Personnel and Communications (21%)
    • Define Personnel Needs and Job Functions
    • Interview, Select, and Orient Employees
    • Provide Ongoing Education
    • Develop and Maintain Employee Time Schedules and Assignments
    • Manage Goals and Priorities for Department
    • Manage Department Personnel
    • Manage Professional Communications
    • Implement Changes in Foodservice Department
  • Sanitation and Safety (24%)
    • Manage Personnel to Ensure Compliance with Safety and Sanitation Regulations
    • Manage Purchasing, Receiving, Storage, and Distribution of Food and Supplies Following Established Sanitation and Quality Standard
    • Protect Food in all Phases of Preparation Using HACCP Guidelines
    • Manage Physical Facilities to Ensure Compliance with Safety and Sanitation Guidelines
  • Business Operations (17%)
    • Manage a Budget
    • Prepare Specifications for Capital Purchases
    • Plan and Budget for Improvements in the Department Design and Layout
    • Assist in the Purchasing Process
    • Manage Revenue Generating Services
    • Implement Cost Effective Procedures

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CDM-CFPP certification is valid for three years. To maintain certified status, certification holders must abide by the CBDM Code of Ethics, pay an annual certification maintenance fee, and earn 45 hours of continuing education (CE), including nine hours in sanitation and food safety.

    Additional information can be found on the CBDM website.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

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Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

GI Bill®

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ANSI

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ICAC

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer

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Updated: December 03, 2019
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