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Certifying Board for Dietary Managers Receives Re-Accreditation of its CDM Certification Program from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

On November 25, 2019, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted reaccreditation to the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers’ CDM Certification Program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2016 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. CBDM joins an elite group of more than 130 organizations representing over 315 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.

More information on the NCCA is available online at or by calling (202) 367-1165.

Value of NCCA-accreditation featured in Washington Post article

An article featured in the Washington Post on January 4, 2021 highlights the importance of certification from an NCCA-accredited organization. A sample of the article mentions:

"Given the dizzying number of certifications, it’s hard to know which ones are high-quality. According to Neric, any certification from an NCCA-accredited organization is a safe bet. Read, who has researched many programs and has obtained multiple certifications, says the NCCA is the “gold standard,” because of the rigor required to obtain its recognition; organizations much prove their programs do not “teach to the test” and must require continuing education." 

To read the entire article in the Washington Post, click HERE (the NCCA information is about half-way down the page)