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Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP)
Certified dietary managers are experts who manage foodservice operations in long-term care or assisted living facilities, hospitals, foodservice management contract companies, correctional facilities, schools, military bases or other institutions that serve food.
The nationally recognized CDM, CFPP credential proves competency in areas such as food service management, personnel management, nutritional care and food service sanitation.
Current CMS LTC Regulations
Current CMS LTC Regulations (Part 483 to Title 42) state: if a qualified dietitian or other clinically qualified nutrition professional was not employed full-time, the facility would have to designate a person to serve as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services who would receive frequently scheduled consultation from a qualified dietitian. We proposed to require that the director of food and nutrition services, if hired or designated after the effective date of these regulations, would have to be a certified dietary manager or certified dietary manager such as those by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). According to the requirements, individuals who are currently employed as the designated Director of Food and Nutrition Services prior to November 28, 2016 will have five years to meet the staffing requirements outlined by CMS. Individuals hired after November 28, 2016 will have no later than one year to meet these staffing requirements.
Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program
- Offered through distance learning by the University of North Dakota since 1973.
- Approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).
- Prepares you to pass the national ANFP exam so you can earn your CDM, CFPP credential.
- Has one of the highest credentialing exam pass rates among all correspondence and online courses.
- Taught by expert instructors who are available to answer your questions via email.
- Available in two independent study formats: online or correspondence by mail.
- The online format requires all assignments be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
- The online and correspondence by mail formats require that all quizzes and exams are completed online.
- Requires 120 hours of classroom experience and 150 hours of field experience in an institutional foodservice facility, arranged for by the student with the facility; and monitored by a registered dietitian (RD). Learn more at our Course at a Glance page.
- Provides the services of an off-site RD preceptor from UND (online format ONLY) if an on-site RD preceptor is not available. An additional, non-refundable fee of $300 applies.
- There are no refunds after registering for this course.
CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam
Once you have successfully completed the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program, you are eligible to take the ANFP national credentialing exam. The exam is offered year-round using computer based testing.
Review the ANFP Credentialing Exam Information for application deadlines, process, eligibility requirements and an exam content outline.