Dietary Manager and Team

Activate Your Certification

Congratulations on passing the CDM, CFPP credentialing exam offered by The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM)!

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 review and approval, meet the current eligibility requirements, and receive a passing score on the exam. 

Activate your certification and join the ranks of CDM, CFPPs. After your certification activation application and payment are processed, you will receive your official certificate within about three to four weeks. To retain your CDM, CFPP credential, you must pay the annual certification fee and meet the certification maintenance requirements. For details on maintaining your credential, refer to the CBDM Guide to Maintaining Your Credential.

NOTE: You cannot begin accruing continuing education hours toward the certification maintenance requirement until you activate your certification. You can only complete and report CE hours while your certification is active. 

Download CBDM Guide to Maintaining Your CDM, CFPP Credential

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: $118.00 ($50 ANFP membership dues, $58 certification fee, $10 one-time application fee). 

Full year dues (including certification fees) if joining between April 1 & November 30: $167.00 ($99 membership dues, $58 certification fee, $10 one-time application fee). 

For all subsequent years, the annual certification fee for ANFP members is $58.00 when paid on time. Late fees are additional.

Learn More About ANFP Membership

Certified Professional Non-Member Fee

$200.00 (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 renewal fee for non-members is $180.00 when paid on time. Late fees are additional. 

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Activate Certification Online

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 contact ANFP at 800.323.1908 for assistance.

Download Activation Form

This certification activation option is for paying by mail and for employers paying by check. (Send Activate Your Certification form and payment to CBDM, 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174). 

The Activate Your Certification form may also be downloaded and submitted via fax to 630.587.6308 with credit card payment information. 

To remain certified after activating the certification, you must pay the annual certification fees and meet the certification maintenance requirements. Failure to do so will result in the certification being terminated. To be eligible for certified status again, you must submit a new application with fees for review and approval, meet the current eligibility requirements, and receive a passing score on the exam.