Considering Earning the CDM, CFPP Credential?


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 6-1-20. 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 June 1, 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 now has over 98% of its Test Centers open. The Test Center site list (, now shows open sites, address, and capacity of that site. Note that some Test Centers are  operating at 50% seat capacity to accommodate social distancing requirements.  Please check this list to make sure the Test Center is available to schedule your exam as well as to complete your exam as scheduled. Approved exam candidates may now schedule or reschedule their exam. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Important Information from PSI and CBDM

To ensure the safety of its employees and the candidates, PSI follows strict safety procedures in line with federal, state, and local guidelines as well as guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  • The health questionnaire ( MUST be completed and brought on the scheduled day. 
    • If a candidate fails to bring the required questionnaire, one will be provided on-site for completion prior to being allowed to test. 
    • Candidates who answer "yes" to any of the first four questions will be denied admission and should not travel to the Test Center. They will need to reschedule their exam for a date up to September 30 and may do so online ( or by contacting PSI via e-mail ( 
  • ALL candidates must wear face masks at all times while in the Test Center.
    • Candidates who fail to bring and wear a face mask during the exam will be requested to leave the test site.
    • Candidates will be requested to remove the face mask briefly during check-in to verify identity as well as capture their photograph. 
  • Candidates may wear gloves during the exam. Gloves will need to be examined by the test site administrator during check-in and check-out. 
    • Candidates are required to discard face masks and gloves outside of the PSI test site in a safe and sanitary manner. 
  • Candidates must adhere to the posted social distancing protocols at all times. 

For more information about PSI Test Center policy and procedures, visit their FAQ page

Watch your e-mails for updates to CBDM policies 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 June 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