At a recent meeting, the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) voted to require that CDM, CFPPs earn one continuing education (CE) hour focusing on professional ethics during their three-year recertification period. This new policy is effective June 1, 2019.
This policy will not impact the total number of CE hours required over three years, which will remain at 45.
The upcoming requirement for professional ethics education reflects the credentialing exam blueprint. The new policy also reflects findings from the Job Analysis Study, which identifies the primary job responsibilities of certified dietary managers.
By ensuring that CDM, CFPPs are continuously striving to exemplify the traits and practices of an ethical nutrition and foodservice professional, the new CE requirement reinforces the critical role of the CDM in the minds of surveyors, administrators, and other professionals.
To help CDMs meet this requirement, ANFP will periodically provide targeted CE products – including Edge magazine articles – that address the topic of professional ethics. This hour must be earned while an individual is actively certified, and within the CDM’s three-year cycle.
Individuals whose three-year cycle ends May 31, 2019 will NOT be required to submit one CE hour in professional ethics by May 31, 2019. All CDM, CFPPs will need to earn one CE hour beginning June 1, 2019.
Questions on the new professional ethics CE requirement? Inquire at info@CBDMonline.org.