CDM, CFPP Certification and CE Audit Status Definitions

Certification Status Definitions

In Progress

You have begun the process to qualify for and take the CDM Credentialing Exam.

Active

You are currently CDM, CFPP certified. Be sure to continue self-reporting CE programs and uploading required documentation. Make sure your certification fees are current and paid to date. If your certification is not active, you cannot use the CDM, CFPP credential and cannot earn/report CE programs. For more information about recertification requirements, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining your CDM, CFPP Credential.

Inactive

Your CDM, CFPP certification is currently inactive. You are not allowed to use the CDM, CFPP credential and you can no longer earn/report CE while your certification is inactive. You are eligible for the certification to be reinstated when certification and reinstatement fees are paid prior to the end of your current three-year recertification period. If your certification is inactive on May 31 of the third year of your current recertification period, your certification will be terminated.

Pending Activation

Congratulations on passing the CDM Credentialing Exam! Though not required, if you are an ANFP member when you pass the exam, your certification is automatically activated. If you are not an ANFP member, you are not certified until you activate the certification and must do so by one year from the date that you pass the exam. Failure to do so will result in your certification being terminated. Learn more about activating your certification.

Pending Renewal

Your three-year recertification period ends May 31 this year. Make sure you meet all recertification requirements including certification fees being paid to date as well as earning/submitting the minimum required CE hours and uploading the required for submitted CE programs. For more information about recertification requirements, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining your CDM, CFPP Credential.

Terminated Certification

A notice was sent to you about your CDM, CFPP certification being terminated. Your certification may have been terminated for reasons including the following:

  • Not activating the certification within one year of passing the CDM Credentialing Exam
  • Not keeping certification fees current and paid to date
  • Not meeting CE recertification requirements. Effective June 20, 2020, if you do not meet the minimum CE hour requirement of 45 hours, including nine CE hours related to Sanitation/Safety and One hour pertaining to Professional Ethics, your certification will be terminated.
  • Not passing the CE Audit

To re-earn the CDM, CFPP credential, you must qualify for the exam under a current pathway of eligibility, submit an exam application with fees for review and approval, pass the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activate your certification within one year of passing the exam. For information about recertification requirements, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining your CDM, CFPP Credential.

RecertByExam

You were once certified as a CDM, CFPP and are no longer certified. Your certification was terminated for not complying with CBDM policy. To re-earn the CDM, CFPP credential, you must qualify for the exam under a current pathway of eligibility, submit an exam application with fees for review and approval, pass the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activate your certification within one year of passing the exam.

CE Audit Status Definitions

Audit Failed

You were selected for and failed the CE Audit. Your certification has been terminated. Notice was sent to you regarding this change in certification status. To re-earn the CDM, CFPP credential, you must qualify for the exam under a current pathway of eligibility, submit an exam application with fees for review and approval, pass the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activate your certification within one year of passing the exam.

Audit Passed

Congratulations! You passed the CE Audit and have begun a new three-year recertification period effective as indicated in the notice sent to you from the CBDM. Be sure to keep your CDM, CFPP certification active by paying certification fees annually and meeting all recertification requirements.

Audit – Did Not Respond

You were selected for the CE Audit. Numerous communications were sent to you at the email and mailing address on file in your record and you did not take the required actions. As a result, you have failed the CE Audit and your CDM, CFPP certification has been terminated. To re-earn the credential, you must qualify for the exam under a current pathway of eligibility, submit an exam application with fees for review and approval, pass the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activate your certification within one year of passing the exam.

Audit Pending Notification

You were selected for CE Audit and have been notified via email for required steps/actions. To avoid failing the CE Audit and having your CDM, CFPP certification terminated, you must take all required actions as indicated in the emailed notice, including acknowledgment of receipt of the CE selection notification.

Audit – Pending Documentation

You were selected for the audit of your CE record. You are required to upload all required documentation via the My Certification page of your record for all submitted CE programs. You currently have programs for which required documentation is missing or does not comply with CBDM policy. Check your CE record or contact your CE auditor.

Audit – Pending Review

You were selected for the audit of your CE record and your CE record is currently under review. The CBDM is in the process of reviewing CE records in the order in which they were submitted and received. During this time, you cannot access your CE record and cannot submit CE programs or upload required documentation. When you are removed from this status, you will receive notice from the CBDM or your CE auditor.

Audit – Pending Review AP

You were selected for audit of your CE record. You submitted CBDM Prior Approved, audit-proof (AP) programs for the minimum required CE hours. The CBDM is in the process of reviewing CE records in the order in which they were submitted and received. During this time, you cannot access your CE record and cannot submit CE programs or upload required documentation. After your record is reviewed, you will receive notice from the CBDM when you have passed the CE Audit and your new three-year recertification begins.

Audit – Pending CE Balance

You were selected for the audit of your CE record. The CBDM has determined that some of your reported CE and/or required documentation did not comply with CBDM policy and less than the required CE hours are approved. You have been granted an extension to meet the CE Audit requirements by November 30 of the year you are in the CE Audit. Failure to do so will result in failing the CE Audit and your CDM, CFPP certification being terminated.

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