CDM, CFPP 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. ANFP textbooks are tools that candidates may choose to use as they prepare for the CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam. The following exam study materials are are based on the current Exam Content Outline, available below. To learn more about available study materials and to order them, visit the ANFP Marketplace.


The currently available ANFP study materials support the new CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam content outline effective March 1, 2021 and the corresponding version of the CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam.

The study materials and reference books listed below are completely optional. Purchase and/or successful completion of exam 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. 

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CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam Content Information

The exam consists of 160 multiple-choice questions that are job-related. There are 140 scored questions on the exam and 20 unscored items that are being pretested for use on future exams. 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.

Job-related examinations such as the CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam are developed according to very specific processes. Exam content is derived from a detailed process beginning with a job analysis survey to finalize the Exam Content Outline and develop the exam based on the outline. CBDM utilized the services of a qualified examination services provider to conduct a Job Analysis Survey and finalize the current exam content outline.

The detailed content outline lists topics covered on the CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam that you must know in order to be successful on the exam, as well as the percentage of questions on the exam from each content area.

Current Exam Content Outline

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