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NOTE: These study materials and reference books listed are completely optional. Purchase and/or successful completion of the review materials are not required in order to sit for the exam and they do not predict or guarantee a passing score on the exam. Candidates may prepare for the exam in a manner of their choice.
The study material references and the exam questions are based on content covered in 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 www.fda.gov.
NOTE: The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) CDM Self-Assessment Exam is available through the examination services provider website at https://store.lxr.com/product.aspx?id=1461.These materials are available in the ANFP Marketplace.
CDM 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 from among the multiple choices.
Exam questions are based on content in 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 www.fda.gov.
For a detailed content outline of topics covered on the CDM Credentialing Exam that you must know to be successful on the exam, as well as the percentage of questions on the exam from each content area, click here.
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, also known as the detailed content outline for an exam. The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, utilized the services of a qualified examination services provider to conduct a Job Analysis Survey and finalize the current exam content outline.
The following documents provide additional support:
Current Exam Content Outline
Summary of Job Analysis Survey