12 Months to Complete
Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program (formerly Dietary Managers Course)
Certification / Licensure - Exam Prep
Register in 4 Steps
To register for the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program, please be sure to:
- Meet with your administrator to ensure endorsement BEFORE enrolling as a student (see Application & Participation Requirements below).
- Meet with your RD and DTR or CDM, CFPP to ensure endorsement BEFORE enrolling as a student (see Application & Participation Requirements below).
- Complete our online registration process by clicking on "Register Now." Select either the online or correspondence by mail format. If you select the online format you must:
- verify that your computer equipment meets the minimum technical requirements needed for an online course.
- submit your assignments in Microsoft Word.
- provide active e-mail addresses for you and your preceptor(s).
- indicate if you need an RD preceptor (online format ONLY) provided by the University of North Dakota. Add $300 (non-refundable) to your course tuition.
- Order the required textbooks from the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Go to the 'Student Marketplace'. Enter school code 340102. Remember, textbooks are NOT ordered or paid for through UND Online & Distance Education.
- Order your required ServSafe text by going to: www.servsafe.com and click on the 'students' tab at the top.
Application & Participation Requirements
Important! All parties must agree to abide by the University of North Dakota's policies prior to enrollment in this course.
As a STUDENT, YOU agree to:
- be currently employed (at least part-time) as a food service employee, OR arrange for 150 hours of field experience in a food service department, with a minimum of 50 hours in a healthcare facility.
- be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or a letter of endorsement from your supervisor and administrator.
- be endorsed by the administrator of the facility and the registered dietitian who will act as your preceptor.
- verify that you and your preceptor feel comfortable with online learning and computers and can meet the technical requirements if you want to take the course online.
- complete your own work with honesty and integrity. Work not exhibiting these qualities, such as copying another student’s work, can be defined as scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty may result in dismissal from the course.
The ADMINISTRATOR at your facility agrees to:
- allow and financially support a registered dietitian to act as a preceptor for a minimum of 50 hours of supervision for each student taking the course (25 hours if a CDM, CFPP or DTR preceptor is available for supervision).
- make records and equipment needed for learning purposes available.
- allow the preceptor(s) and student to participate in administrative and allied health meetings.
The RD PRECEPTOR at your facility:
- is a registered dietitian with at least 1 year of full-time experience post-registration. At least 6 months of this experience must be related to the course subject matter.
- directly supervises each student in the facility for at least 50 of the required 150 field experience hours and monitors the total 150 hours. The minimum 50-hour direct supervision requirement is reduced to 25 hours for the nutrition-related experiences if a CDM, CFPP or DTR trainer is able to assist the RD as a preceptor for up to 25 hours in other areas of the course.
- helps the student plan the experiences and projects.
- reports on the student learning experiences to the UND instructor by reviewing and signing lessons.
The CDM, CFPP or DTR PRECEPTOR (optional):*
- has at least 1 year, full-time equivalent employment, post-certification as a CDM, CFPP or DTR.
- reports on the student learning experiences to the UND instructor by reviewing and signing non-nutrition-related lessons.
*NOTE: This is a training option for facilities that have a CDM, CFPP or DTR as part of their dietary personnel. A CDM, CFPP or DTR Preceptor may precept up to 25 hours of the required 50 hours for each student in non-nutrition-related learning experiences (Units 1, 2 and 4).