CDM, CFPP Exam Prep Study Materials

Credentialing Exam Study Materials

Study Material and Reference Textbooks

Study materials and reference textbooks are available to help you prepare for the CDM, CFPP credentialing exam. Refer to the Study Tools and Exam Content Brochure that reviews all the materials available to you.

Study Tools and Exam Content

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Credentialing Exam Content Information

The exam consists of 160 multiple choice questions. Questions are based on professional situations in which a dietary manager would have to make a decision or solve a problem. The examinee must carefully read the scenario and select the appropriate response among multiple choices.

Exam questions are based on two ANFP textbooks, Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy, 2nd Edition (2018), and Foodservice Management - By Design, 2nd Edition (2018). Sanitation and food safety-related questions are also based on the FDA Food Code (2017), available free at

Job-related examinations are developed according to very specific processes. Exam content is derived from a detailed process beginning with a job analysis, and the outcome of that study result in a blueprint, or content outline for an exam.  The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, utilized the services of a qualified professional testing company to conduct a Job Analysis Survey in 2013, and in 2014, finalized a new exam content outline.

The following documents provide additional support:

2016 Exam Content    Summary of Job Analysis Survey