Activate Your Certification
Congratulations on passing the CDM Credentialing Exam!
Now that you have passed the exam, you must take the next step of activating your CDM, CFPP credential within one year of the date that you passed the exam. Failure to do so will result in your certification being terminated. To be eligible for certified status again, you must submit a new exam application with fees for CBDM review and approval, meet the current eligibility requirements, and receive a passing score on the exam.
You are not certified until you activate your certification.
Activate your certification and join the ranks of CDM, CFPPs. To keep your certification active, you must pay the annual certification fee and meet the recertification requirements. For more information about CBDM policy on maintaining your credential, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining Your CDM, CFPP Credential.
You cannot begin earning and reporting continuing education (CE) hours toward the recertification requirements until you activate your certification. You can only complete and report CE hours while your certification is active.
- If you are an ANFP member when you pass the exam and maintain your Professional membership with ANFP through the following May 31, you will automatically be upgraded to certified status, with the initial certification fee waived one time.
- If you are not an ANFP member when you pass the exam, you may choose to activate your credential as a member or non-member. You must activate your certification within one year of the date that you passed the exam. Failure to do so will result in your certification being terminated.
Certified Professional Member Fees
Half year dues (including certification fees) if joining between December 1 & March 31:
$121.00 ($51 ANFP membership dues, $60 certification fee, $10 one-time application fee).
Full year dues (including certification fees) if joining between April 1 & November 30:
$170.00 ($100 membership dues, $60 certification fee, $10 one-time application fee).
Certified Professional Non-Member Fee
$202.00 (including a one-time application processing fee of $20.00). To select this option, contact ANFP by phone at 800.323.1908.
For all subsequent years, the annual certification fee for non-members is $182.00 when paid on time. Late fees are additional.
This certification activation option is for credit card payment ONLY. You will be prompted to log-in into the ANFP portal. If you do not know your log-in information, use the “forgot my password” feature or call 800.323.1908 for assistance.
This certification activation option is for paying by credit card.