Pathway III(b) Dietary Manager Training
- 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 nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam so you can earn your CDM, CFPP credential.
- Has one of the highest credentialing exam pass rates among all training programs.
- Taught by expert instructors who are available to answer your questions via email.
- The online format requires all assignments be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
- There are no refunds after registering for this course.
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
The CDM, CFPP (Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional) Credential is now listed as the primary qualification for the Director of Food & Nutrition Services in the absence of a full-time dietitian.
CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam
Once you have successfully completed the Pathway III(b) Training and meet all current CBDM eligibility requirements including a minimum of two years of full-time non-commercial foodservice management work experience*, you're eligible to take the CDM Credentialing Exam. The UND Certificate of Completion, an Employment Verification Form and job description should be submitted to the CBDM when applying for the CDM Credentialing Exam. The exam is offered year-round using computer based testing.
*Non-commercial foodservice operations serve food as support within an institution such as hospitals, nursing homes schools, military correctional facilities, or community feeding programs and are typically subsidized by the institution from which they operate. They have third-party oversight by agencies such as The Joint Commission (TJC), local and/or state health departments, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), etc.