Upgrade your skills in food service management and become a food service supervisor. Take the highly demanded ServSafe® industry certification exam and prepare for the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) CDM Credentialing Exam.
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Certified Dietary Managers are nationally recognized experts at managing dietary operations. LaGuardia’s Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) Program provides training for people already working in a healthcare food service facility to continue up the career ladder.
The program is approved by the ANFP and is presented in three modules: Medical Nutrition and Therapy, Safety and Sanitation, and Quantity Food Production and Management. Each module runs for 10 weeks and includes about 40 hours of lecture plus 50 hours of supervised fieldwork at a work site if you are planning to take the CBDM CDM Credentialing Exam.*
You will prepare for and take the ServSafe National Restaurant Association’s exam for Food Protection Manager Certification during the Safety and Sanitation module. Successful completion of the CDM Program with fieldwork is one of the requirements to sit for the CBDM CDM Credentialing Exam.
You can also earn up to 8 college credits towards an AAS Degree in Nutrition and Culinary Management at LaGuardia Community College.
*You may take the courses in the CDM Program without completing fieldwork and intending to take the CBDM CDM Credentialing Exam. In this case, upon completion of coursework, you could seek employment as a Dietary Manager but not as a
Certified Dietary Manager.