Who Should Enroll?
Becoming a Certified Dietary Manager
If you are wondering if a career as a Certified Dietary Manager is right for you, you should compare your interests, talents and skills to the types of duties you will perform.
- Are you interested in health, nutrition and food?
- Do you have good communication skills?
- Do you feel comfortable motivating and teaching others?
- Are you a problem-solver?
Earning Your CDM, CFPP
If you are already working in food service management, you may wonder why you should earn the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential.
The answer is simple. Those with the nationally recognized CDM, CFPP credential are in high demand due to regulatory requirements. Plus, those with the CDM, CFPP credential earn more money than dietary managers who are not certified. According to the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), salaries vary by region, but the national average is more than $53,000 as of November, 2018.
For more information about becoming certified, visit the CBDM website.
Meeting the Course Participation Requirements
In order to enroll in the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program, you must:
- be currently employed (at least part-time) as an food service employee in an institutional
foodservice facility, OR you must arrange for 150 hours of field experience in an
institutional foodservice facility, with a minimum of 50 hours in a healthcare facility
- UND does not arrange for field experience sites, or enter into contracts with field experience facilities
- be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or a letter of endorsement from your supervisor and administrator
- be endorsed by the administrator of the facility and the registered dietitian who will act as your preceptor, and receive preceptor materials online
- have access to and check your email frequently