Start training to become a Foodservice Manager through our ANFP-approved training programs.

The University of Florida (UF) offers multiple ANFP-approved pathways to assist you in securing your Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®|CFPP®) credential. 

Your academic and work history will determine which course/courses you will need to take in order to sit for the credentialing exam. If you are not sure which option is right for you take our short survey.

The most popular option is Pathway I, which requires you to take the Nutrition & Food Protection Professional Training course. Pathways II, III, and V are for individuals that meet the academic or work experience.


Which Pathway is right for you?

If you are not sure which pathway is right for you, take our short survey to help you decide.

Pathway I: This is the most popular pathway. It is designed to prepare candidates who do not have a 2- or 4-year degree. Approved by ANFP, our UF online training program offers 120 hours of online didactic content and 150 hours of field experience. After successfully completing our program you simply submit a copy of your UF certificate of completion to be eligible to sit for the CBDM® exam.

Pathway II: This pathway is designed for candidates who hold a 2- or 4-year college degree in foodservice management or nutrition, 2-year culinary arts degree, or 2-year hotel-restaurant management degree. Your transcript must have at least 2 foodservice management courses and 1 nutrition course before you are eligible to sit for the exam.

Pathway III: Designed for individuals who have graduated from a state-approved or other approved 90-hour foodservice course and who have 2 years of institutional foodservice management experience. Your transcript must have at least 2 foodservice management courses and 1 nutrition course before you are eligible to sit for the exam.

Pathway V: For candidates who hold an alternate 2-year, 4-year, or higher college degree. Students selecting this pathway must have at least 5 years of institutional foodservice management experience. Your transcript must have at least 2 foodservice management courses and 1 nutrition course before you are eligible to sit for the exam.