Online Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate

​6 Month ​Certificate Training

  • Managing Food Sanitation, Safety and Production
  • Food Service Operations, Personnel and Communications
  • Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy

    This certificate training is completely online and can be completed in 6-months including Preceptor Field Experience if needed.  You may take these three courses in any order you prefer and start the series when it works for you.  Each of the three courses listed above are offered two times during the year, making it easier for you to complete as your schedule allows.

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If you need financial assistance, DMACC has limited special funding available for Iowa residents!  Contact Tammy Steinwandt, CE Health Coordinator at​ for details!       

Learn from the experts and build a network that leads to success

A DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate opens new career opportunities in managing foodservice operations. The certification proves your skills in ensuring food quality and safety standards are maintained, hiring and managing staff, and maintaining reports on income and expenditures, food, supplies, inventory levels, and equipment.

Growing Demand for CDMs

Strong growth in all areas of long-term health care have driven demand for Certified Dietary Managers (CDM). The current trend is toward requiring all long-term care organizations have a CDM overseeing their foodservice operations.   

​High Certification Exam Pass Rate

DMACC’s curriculum is designed to prepare students to pass the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam​​​. Our program uses the curriculum developed by ANFP and includes review sessions in preparation for the test.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

The DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association). Students are eligible for ANFP Pre-Professional membership; graduates are eligible to take the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam​ (

DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate Instructor Sandy Verhasselt

For more information, contact:

Sandy Verhasselt,
Program Coordinator ​​