CDM, CFPP Exam Prep Study Materials

CDM Credentialing Exam Study Tools & Exam Content


Demonstrate your commitment to excellence! Take the Certified Dietary Manager Credentialing Exam and apply for CDM certification.


Study materials and reference textbooks are available to help you prepare for the CDM, CFPP credentialing exam. ANFP textbooks are highly recommended for exam applicants as they prepare for the CDM exam. It is important that you utilize exam prep materials that are based on the current exam content in order to be well prepared to take the test. All of the following exam study materials are designed for the 2017 CDM Credentialing Exam and are based on the new Exam Content outline, found below. Use this outline to direct your study! To order materials, please send the form to ANFP or visit the Marketplace.

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Exam Content

The exam, which will be taken on a computer, 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 www.fda.gov.

The button below will direct you to a detailed outline of information you must know, as well as the percentage of questions on the exam from each content area.

Exam Content

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