CDM, CFPP Career Info


Welcome to the CDM, CFPP Career Planner!

One of the best places to start planning a career in nutrition and food service is by considering becoming a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP).

CDM, CFPP is more than the letters after your name. It’s a career path that demonstrates your commitment to excellence in dietary management, and defines you as a highly qualified professional in your field.

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professionals are nationally recognized experts at managing foodservice operations and ensuring food safety. When you earn the credential, you prove your competence in the areas of foodservice management, personnel and communication, nutrition, sanitation and safety, and business operations.

Your training options to become eligible for the CDM Credentialing Exam are flexible. Some students attend classes part-time while working in food service and some choose independent study or online options. If you already have a related degree, you may already qualify for the CDM Credentialing Exam. There are five ways to qualify!

To learn more about building your career through earning the CDM, CFPP credential, download our informational guide.