All CDM’s are required to earn 45 continuing education (CE) hours every three years, nine of the 45 hours must focus on sanitation and food safety. CE hours must be met while actively certified and in your current three-year period and additional. Once CE hours have been earned for a specific program, it cannot be resubmitted for credit again, regardless of whether it is a new certification period. Also, extra hours do not carry over from one, three-year period to another. Credit can only be earned once for any given program. If you are questioning something you may have done in your prior periods please contact CBDM and they will either check for you, or send you a copy of your previously submitted CE transcript.
June 2014 began the self-reporting process where CDMs started tracking their own continuing education (CE) hours and submitting them within the three-year reporting cycle.
You may enter your hours online in your member account. For more information and a list of frequently asked questions and answers on self-reporting please click on CE Self Reporting FAQ. You may also want to watch the how-to tutorial below for CE Self-Reporting:
We ask that you keep all CE documentation confirming your attendance in case of audit at the end of your 3 year qualifying period. If you do not have access to a computer you may fill out the CE Reporting Form found HERE and mail/fax to:
406 Surrey Woods Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174