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Which Exam Study Materials are Right for me?

Are you preparing for the CDM Credentialing Exam? Utilize the details below to compare all of the tools the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers offers to help you succeed!

Credentialing Exam Study Guide
6th Edition

For exam candidates who prefer a hard copy product to prepare for the exam.

This study tool includes:

  • Study tips
  • Commonly used nutrition and math formulas.
  • Commonly referenced food temperatures.
  • 100 multiple-choice question test with answers and a reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks. Questions are broken down by content areas so candidates know content areas to study.
  • 1 case study per 5 exam content areas.
  • 100 additional multiple-choice questions with answers (either explanation and/or reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks and the exam content area section)

CDM Credentialing Exam Online Review Course
2nd Edition

For exam candidates who prefer an online format to prepare for the exam.

This study tool includes:

  • Study tips
  • Commonly used nutrition and math formulas.
  • Commonly referenced food temperatures.
  • 100 multiple-choice question test with answers and a reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks. Questions are broken down by content areas so candidates know content areas to study.
  • 100 question flashcards in the areas of Foodservice Management, Nutrition, and Sanitation and Safety.
  • 100 additional multiple-choice questions timed for 2 hours. Test can be taken multiple times.

Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) CDM Self-Assessment Exam

For exam candidates who wish to increase confidence in computer-based testing and exam readiness.

This study tool includes:

  • 160 multiple-choice question exam based on exam blueprint.
  • Rationale for each question with references to ANFP textbooks.
  • Exam can be taken once.
  • Review provided for a similar exam experience.

CDM Exam Review Flash Cards

For exam candidates looking to practice on-the-go

This study tool includes:

  • A quick study of exam concepts.
  • 100 questions with answers.

The study material references and the exam questions are based on two ANFP textbooks, Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy (2015), and Foodservice Management - By Design (2015). Sanitation and food safety-related questions are also based on the FDA Food Code (2013), available free at www.fda.gov. These materials are available in the ANFP Marketplace.


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