Earning Continuing Education
You can enjoy many options for earning CE… CE books, approved articles, and online courses, to name a few! Browse the ANFP Publications & Services guide for CE choices, or visit the Earn CE Now section of the ANFP website.
You may attend a program that has been Prior Approved for CE by CBDM, or you may submit a program you have already attended that you feel may qualify for CE based on CBDM guidelines for program length, content, etc.
Examples of Prior-Approved programs include the ANFP Annual Meeting and ANFP Chapter meetings, provided that chapter meeting planners have completed the Prior Approval process in advance with CBDM. Planners of industry-related meetings may request prior approval from CBDM and can confirm with you whether a meeting is CBDM Prior Approved for CE. ANFP Food Protection Connection articles, Nutrition Connection articles, most ANFP online courses, and some ANFP books are also Prior Approved for CE, and their descriptions will indicate this.
Prior Approved programs submitted for CE must be submitted as a Prior Approved CE activity type. You will be required to provide the Prior Approval provider number as listed on your certificate of completion in addition to other program information. If reported as a Prior Approved program, the only required documentation that you must upload is the copy of the certificate of completion with your name on it.
The three competence levels provide an understanding of the educational level of each product within the ANFP Marketplace. Each product has a designated competence level listed within the product description.
View the Level Assignments
More About Prior Approval
Programs with Prior Approval: Through the Prior Approval process, programs with Prior Approval have been submitted to the CBDM for review and approval before an event takes place. All educational activities are evaluated for CE value based on program content and timeframe. Requests for Prior Approval should be submitted at least eight weeks before the event takes place. Only the program coordinator can request prior approval.
Equal Opportunity for Education
The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers has and supports a policy of nondiscrimination in membership, employment, programming, and the selection of leadership and vendors. It is the CBDM’s policy to comply with all federal and state regulations, the Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The CBDM also has a whistleblowers policy and does not tolerate retaliation against an individual who reported a potential violation.