Certified Dietary Manager

Become a Certified Dietary Manager

About the Certified Dietary Manager Course

Parkland College offers an online Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) course. This six-month program, accredited by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in nutrition and food service management.

Why Choose Parkland College?

Parkland College is an approved training program through the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Students are eligible for ANFP pre-professional membership, and once they graduate, they may become professional members and take the Certified Dietary Manager Credentialing Exam.

Our course is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, offering flexibility and convenience. With our comprehensive curriculum, you'll understand food service, sanitation and safety, personnel and communications, business operations, and nutrition.

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Dietary Manager

A Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional® (CDM, CFPP) is an expert at managing food service operations and ensuring food safety.

Upon course completion, learners are prepared to sit for the Certified Dietary Manager Credential Exam through the Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals (ANFP). This certification demonstrates competency in five key areas:

  • Foodservice
  • Sanitation and safety
  • Personnel and communications
  • Business operations
  • Nutrition

CDM®, CFPPs® are nationally recognized experts in managing food service operations. They have the education and work experience to perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager competently and have proven this by passing the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam and fulfilling the requirements needed to maintain certified status.

Additionally, the CDM®, CFPP® credential meets the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory requirements for directors of food and nutrition at long-term care facilities.

Career Opportunities

Certified Dietary Managers are passionate about serving others, comfortable working with people, have great communication skills, and can multitask. Dietary Managers typically work in non-commercial organizations such as hospitals, schools, long-term care, and correctional facilities.

The salary you may earn as a certified dietary manager depends on many factors, such as your level of education, experience, location, and employer. The national average salary is $61,318 annually, but the salary for experienced professionals may be higher. 

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Certified Dietary Managers
  • Dietary Supervisor
  • Dining Services Coordinator
  • Dining Supervisor
  • Director of Food and Nutrition
  • Director of Culinary Services

Join Our Accredited Program Today

Enrollment is now open for our Certified Dietary Manager course. Take the next step in your career and join a community of dedicated professionals committed to improving nutrition and food service management.

Our team is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us now for more information about the program and enrollment process.