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There are two ways to Register for the Exam:

You may register by downloading a hard copy application or by registering online.

By registering for the exam, you attest that you have read the entire CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook and Application. 

According to the CBDM privacy policy, the CBDM maintains confidentiality of candidate data and information. 

Download the CDM, CFPP Candidate Handbook and Application

This option is to pay and apply by mail and fax, as well as for employers paying by check.  (Send application to CBDM, 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174.)

The exam application may also be downloaded and submitted with credit card payment information via fax to 630.587.6308 or emailed to

When submitting an exam application by mail, payment will be processed after a current eligibility pathway has been met and approved by CBDM. If you do not fully meet a current eligibility pathway within 90 days of mailing, emailing, or faxing the application, credit card payment will not be processed.

  • If a personal check was submitted by the exam candidate for payment, the check will be returned to the address on the application.
  • If an employer/facility-issued check was submitted for payment, the check will be mailed back to the address on the check.  

Download CDM, CFPP Candidate Handbook and Application

*NOTE: The most recent version of the CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook & Application PDF is dated 5-27-20. If you are not seeing this version, please contact CBDM at 800-323-1908 or for assistance. 

Register Online

The most current version of the exam application is dated March 2020. If you are not seeing this version, please contact CBDM at 800.323.1908 or for assistance.

This option is with credit card payment ONLY. You will be prompted to log-in into the ANFP portal. 

  • New customers will need to create a new account.
  • If you already have an account, do not create a new one. 
  • If you do not know your log-in information, use the “forgot my password” feature or call 800.323.1908 for assistance.

When submitting exam application and credit card payment online, payment is processed immediately. If you do not fully meet a current eligibility pathway (as determined by CBDM) within 90 days of submitting the application online, credit will be issued to the credit card used for the payment, less a $50 processing fee. 

Register Online

Exam fees are not refundable. There are no transfers, cancellations, or refunds.

PSI began the process of re-opening all their Test Centers on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Test Centers will be operating at a 50% seat capacity to accommodate social distancing requirements. Approved exam candidates may now schedule or reschedule their exam. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, there may be changes in state, county and city restrictions, resulting in test center closures on short notice after re-opening. Please note the following:

  • Affected Test Centers will notify PSI by 5:00 p.m. ET if there is a closure.

  • PSI recommends that during this phase-in period for Test Center openings, candidates should confirm the status of their Test Center after 5:00 pm the day before their scheduled exam in the closure listing found HERE.

  • PSI will send an e-mail shortly after closure notification to all affected candidates and will follow up with a phone call to confirm email notification and assist with rescheduling.

PSI continuously updates their website regarding Test Center re-opening and closures. If a Test Center is not on the closure list, it is open and operating. Test Centers that are open for essential services only are now denoted as such. Any Test Centers that are closed and do not currently have a specific reopen date are indicated on the list as “TBD.” As a reminder, the closure list can be found HERE.

PSI is now permitting the use of facemasks and gloves based on recommendations of the CDC:

  • Candidates will be required to provide their own facemasks and gloves. These will not be provided by PSI.

  • Facemasks will need to be removed during check-in process to verify identify and take photo.

  • Candidates are responsible for disposing of used facemasks and gloves securely outside of the test center.

Any questions regarding the safety and sanitation procedures at PSI Test Centers can be found HERE.

With this in mind, CBDM has extended the 90-day window for all exam candidates until September 30, 2020.

  • If you have been approved to sit for the exam and have NOT already scheduled your exam date/location, you will now have the ability to schedule until September 30, 2020. To schedule an exam appointment, click HERE (once on the page, select “CDM, CFPP Credentialing Exam” and on the next page, click on the red "Register for this Exam" button) to schedule online.

  • If you HAVE already scheduled your exam date, you must contact PSI directly at 833.333.4755 to reschedule your exam.

Watch your e-mails for updates to CBDM polices or other matters regarding the CDM, CFPP Certification Program. You may also contact CBDM at or 800.323.1908, select option 1 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST).

Employment Verification Form 

This form is required for Pathway III and V exam applicants. Applicant must also submit position description (as issued by the employer) for each employment verification form submitted. If applying online, download and complete the form and submit with your online registration.

  • The position title on the Employment Verification Form must match the position title on the corresponding position description. 
  • Employment during the stated timeframe must be continuous and full-time.
  • The Employment Verification Form and position description(s) must be submitted with the exam application. 
  • CBDM will verify if submitted employment verification qualifies for non-commercial foodservice work experience. 

NOTE: The most recent version of the Employment Verification form is dated March 2020. If you are not seeing this version, please contact CBDM at 800-323-1908 or for assistance.

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Special Accommodations

If special accommodations are being requested, complete and submit a Request for Special Examination Accommodations Form when registering for the exam. Submit it to CBDM at least 45 days prior to the desired exam date. Do not schedule an exam appointment before receiving notification of the status of your request for special accommodations from PSI.

For more information on requesting special accommodations, refer to the CDM, CFPP Candidate Handbook and Application.

Request Special Accommodations