Whether you are looking for a career change or are currently employed in the food service industry and aspired to be credentialed, this online distance learning program is designed for you! A Certified Dietary Manager is a trained food service operations professional that manages the food service department of healthcare facilities, schools, and correctional institutions. This career path will allow you to demonstrate your commitment to dietary management and define yourself as a highly qualified professional in your field.
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For Program specific questions, please contact:
Monica Perry, RDN/LD
Idaho Health Care Association
Workforce Development at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term credit free offerings, with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.
Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho and are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in their subject area.
Why This Program
This online distance learning course allows those currently employed in foodservice to be credentialed as a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP.) Once course is completed, you will have achieved competencies in three key areas: Human Resource Management, Nutrition Fundamentals & Medical Nutrition Therapy, Managing Foodservice Operations, Food Safety & Sanitation.
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI Workforce Development offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your education and career goals. Have a specific question or just want general assistance? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.562.2700 and we’ll be happy to help get you on your way!
Course provided entirely online, with the exception of a mandatory, in-person attendance at the annual Idaho Health Care Association Convention in Boise, Idaho.
- Tuition + Preceptor Services: $1399
- Does not include: Convention fees or textbook
* Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable once student begins first training module. Students must finish the course within 2 years of registration or re-enroll in the course paying full tuition ($899.) Students that must retake a module during the first 2 years of enrollment, will be charged a $300 fee to retake module.
Upon successful completion of the credentialing exam you will be able to use Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) ,Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) credentials after your name. You will be nationally recognized as an expert at managing foodservice operations and insuring food safety. Responsibilities may include implementation of menus, foodservice purchasing, and food preparation. You may also be required to apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, manage work teams, and much more.
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