A Certified Dietary Manager / Certified Food Protection
Professional has the education, training, and experience for competently
performing the responsibilities of a dietary manager and has proven this
through taking and passing a nationally-recognized credentialing exam and
fulfilling the requirements necessary for maintaining certified status.
Food management is a broad process
involving the proper oversight of food selection, preparation,
presentation, and preservation. The food service industry relies heavily
on multiple disciplines in supervising each aspect of the process to
ensure the quality, taste, and safety of any food served or sold to the
general public is healthy and in compliance with the variety of
regulatory standards. Because of the broad range of tasks involved, the
base of knowledge domains in the profession is huge.
A Certified Dietary
Manager (CDM) / Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP)
demonstrates competency in the area of food protection and sanitation.
The certification exam is not a nutrition exam nor a food tech exam.
Rather, it is a highly comprehensive exam covering both the technical
side and the business management side of the field of food service
One may qualify for taking the exam by completing an approved dietary
manager training program OR by possessing a two-year or four-year degree
in foodservice management, nutrition, or culinary arts. A combination of
training and experience would also aid in the qualification process.
The Certification Exam is offered twice per year through an organization
called ACT. During the exam you will need to mark responses on a
separate answer sheet that is to be scored by computer. The exam will be
scored on a pass/fail basis. Exam results will be mailed approximately
six weeks after the exam.
According to the official exam blueprint, the
following topics are covered:
Apply Nutrition Data
Provide Food Services
Provide Nutrition Education
Hire and Supervise
Develop Personnel and Communications
Manage Supplies, Equipment Use, Sanitation, and Safety
Manage Business Operations
product focuses on nutrition, food safety and regulations. The Pocket Notes
condenses most necessary facts found in the exam into an easy-to-carry
pocket guide. A quick, portable study tool designed to be quick,
convenient and less overwhelming. Also a great tool to use for last-minute
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2011 CDM/CFPP EXAMETRIX Pocket Notes
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Color: Black and White
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