Verifiable documentation can include certificates of attendance, program materials, or other information provided by the program sponsor that verify program date, length, and subject matter (agenda, program outline, handouts, meeting summary, or meeting transcript). See page 6 of the CBDM Guide To Maintaining Your CDM, CFPP Credential for more details.
The preferred method of submitting required documentation is by uploading the documents in your CE record.
Click on the video below to view a how-to tutorial on uploading documents in your profile:
2-Minute Informational Video on CE Audit
All checked items are required for each activity type.
NOTE: CDMs MUST retain all documentation records in their files for at least two consecutive three-year CE cycles for auditing/verification purposes.
***Please refrain from sending multiple communications to CBDM and send one communication with all documentation. You may submit documents by e-mail, fax or mail to:
406 Surrey Woods Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
Calculating CE Hours
Calculation of CE hours is based on the minutes of attendance/participation time. One CE hour is equivalent to 60 minutes of attendance/participation. A minimum of 30 minutes of attendance/participation is required for CE credit. Thereafter, credit will be accrued in 15 minute increments. Example:
Qualifying Activities for CE
All continuing education must be related to the areas of Nutrition, Foodservice, Personnel and Communication, Sanitation and Food Safety, and Business Operations.
Continuing education (CE) hours will be granted for the following activities, according to the specified guidelines.
View the Guidelines