There are two ways to Register for the Exam:

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

NOTE: Before registering for the exam, you must read the entire CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook and Application. 

NOTE: 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

NOTE: 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 3-11-20. 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 contact ANFP at 800.323.1908 for assistance.

NOTE: 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

In an abundance of caution and due to the extenuating circumstance of COVID-19, our exam services provider, PSI, has made the decision to close all test sites through April 13, 2020.

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.

  • If you HAVE already scheduled your exam date, you must contact PSI directly to reschedule your exam. To reschedule and exam appointment, click HERE (once on the page, click on the red "Reschedule this Exam" button) to reschedule online or Contact PSI at 888.519.9901. Due to the currently high call volume, you may experience a longer than normal wait time.

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).

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

Employment Verification Form 

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.

  • 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 qualities for non-commercial foodservice work experience. 

*Online registrants, download and complete this form and submit with your online registration.

NOTE: The most recent version of the Employment Verification form is dated May 2019. 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 schedule page

Request Special Accommodations