CDM, CFPP Exam Prep Study Materials

Exam Study Materials Comparison Chart

Which Exam Study Materials are Right for me?

Are you preparing for the CDM Credentialing Exam? Utilize the information below to compare the study tools that are available to help you succeed!

NOTE: The study materials and reference books listed below are completely optional. Purchase and/or successful completion of the 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 the manner of their choice. 

Credentialing Exam Study Guide
6th Edition

For exam candidates who prefer a hard copy product to prepare for the exam.

This study tool includes:

  • Study tips.
  • Commonly-used nutrition and math formulas.
  • Commonly-referenced food temperatures.
  • 100 multiple-choice question test with answers and a reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks. Questions are broken down by content areas so candidates know which content areas to study.
  • One case study per five exam content areas.
  • 100 additional multiple-choice questions with answers (explanation and/or reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks and exam content area section)

CDM Credentialing Exam Online Review Course
2nd Edition

For exam candidates who prefer an online format to prepare for the exam.

This study tool includes:

  • Study tips
  • Commonly-used nutrition and math formulas.
  • Commonly-referenced food temperatures.
  • 100 multiple-choice question test with answers and a reference to the page and chapter within ANFP textbooks. Questions are broken down by content areas so candidates know content areas to focus their study.
  • 100 question flashcards in the areas of Foodservice Management, Nutrition, and Sanitation and Safety.
  • 100 additional multiple-choice questions timed for two hours. Test can be taken multiple times.

Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) CDM Self-Assessment Exam

For exam candidates who wish to increase confidence in computer-based testing and exam readiness.

This online study tool includes:

  • 160 multiple-choice question exam based on exam blueprint.
  • Rationale for each question with references to ANFP textbooks.
  • One attempt to complete.
  • Review provided for a similar to the exam experience.

The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) CDM Self-Assessment Exam is available through the exam services provider website at https://store.lxr.com/product.aspx?id=1461.

CDM Exam Review Flash Cards

For exam candidates looking to practice on-the-go

This study tool includes:

  • A quick study of exam concepts.
  • 100 questions with answers.

The study material references and the 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. These materials are available in the ANFP Marketplace.


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