Dietary Manager and Team

Get Certified


Learn background about the CDM, CFPP credential, the exam eligibility requirements, and more. Candidates applying for the exam must fully meet one of the current eligibility pathways. 

Exam Sites and Scheduling

The CDM Credentialing Exam is now available year round at over 300 Test Centers. Learn where you can take the exam and provisions for exam scheduling and completion.


Get Prepared

View the complete CDM Credentialing Exam Study Tools & Exam Content Outline brochure to help you identify tools that you may use to prepare for the CDM Credentialing Exam.  Find links to read more details of the CDM, CFPP Certification Program.

Exam Scoring & Results

Read more about how you receive your exam results and scoring process.


Register for the exam either online or by mail. Note: Before registering for the exam, you must read the entire CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook & Application. Candidates whose eligibility for the exam has been approved by CBDM will receive information on steps required to schedule the exam. 

Activate Your Certification

Activate your certification online, by mail, or by fax. Certification must be activated within one year of passing the exam. CE hours cannot be earned and reported until the certification is activated. Failure to activate the certification within one year of passing the exam will result in the certification being terminated. Learn more on this page


Open doors and unlock your future by joining the national professional organization representing and serving over 15,000 dietary managers. Members who are certified receive the benefit of education available at member only pricing.