Maintain Your Credentials

Maintaining Your Credential

To maintain the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential, you must pay the annual certification renewal fee and earn and report 45 hours of eligible continuing education (CE) every three years, including nine CE hours in Sanitation and Safety and, effective June 1, 2019, one CE hour pertaining to Professional Ethics.

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CE Self-Reporting

CDM, CFPPs must meet recertification requirements every three years. CE must be self-reported. Failure to meet all recertification requirements may result in your certification being terminated. To become certified again, you will be required to meet a current pathway of eligibility, submit a new exam application with fees for review and approval, receive a passing score on the CDM Credentialing Exam, and activate your certification within one year of passing the exam.

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Recertification and CE Self-Reporting FAQs

Review answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding CE self-reporting of continuing education (CE) hours.

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