Credentialing Exam FAQ
A:Beginning in 2014, we are moving to year-round, computer based testing. The first available test date is March 5.
A:The exam is a multiple choice question/answer format and will be taken on a computer. You will see one question per page. You will be checked into the test center by the proctor and given scratch paper and a pencil for notes.
A:There are 200 multiple choice questions. You will have four hours to complete the test. There are 175 scored items on your examination. The examination also includes 25 unscored items that are being pretested for future examinations. Pretesting is a standard process that allows CBDM to evaluate the quality of new items, which allows for the issuance of score reports on the day of the examination administration.
A:Yes, you will be able to return to questions if time permits. It is important to answer every question as only completed answers will be scored. If you are unsure of an answer you should mark the one you believe to be the best answer.
A:You need to take the entire exam. Any unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect.
A: Download and print the required form. This form is to be completed by you and an appropriate professional and submitted with your application at least 45 days prior to your requested examination date.
A:The exam will be administered by AMP, a professional testing company, which has over 190 sites in the United States. Sites (which may be subject to change) can be viewed on our website - Exam Sites.
A:When your registration is completed ANFP will send you a confirmation via e-mail and submit your name to AMP, who will in turn send you an e-mail inviting you to schedule your testing appointment. Check your spam folder if you have not received AMP’s e-mail when anticipated.
A:Yes, another e-mail will be generated shortly after you schedule your appointment. This e-mail will include directions to the test center and a reminder of what you need to bring with you.
A: If you need to reschedule your appointment please refer to your scheduling email for instructions or call AMP’s Candidate Support System at 888/519-9901. You will forfeit the application and all fees paid to take the examination under any of the following circumstances:
- You wish to reschedule an examination appointment but fail to contact AMP at least two business days prior to the scheduled examination session,
- You want to reschedule a second time,
- You appear more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, or you fail to report for your appointment.
A complete application and appropriate fee are required to re-apply for the next testing window.
A:To gain admission to the Assessment Center, you must present two forms of identification. The primary form must be government issued, current and include your photograph and signature. You will also be required to sign a roster for verification of identity. NOTE: Examinees who fail to provide acceptable identification will not be admitted for testing.
- Examples of valid primary forms of identification are: driver’s license with photograph; state identification card with photograph; passport; military identification card with photograph. No temporary IDs allowed.
- The secondary form of identification must display your name and signature for signature verification (e.g., credit card with signature, social security card with signature, employment/student ID card with signature).
- If your name on your registration is different than it appears on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree or court order).
- You may also consider bringing a battery-operated calculator with no print device.
A:Test centers may have multiple testing workstations in one room; all tests are proctored and recorded. There may be other examinees in the room taking different tests.
A:No, computer based tests are independently timed.
A:You will receive official results when you finish taking your exam. ANFP will be notified of your official test results within two business days.
A:For security purposes, we cannot release copies of the examination, or even the questions that were missed. Examinees who do not earn the minimum standard for passing receive a report that shows the number of questions answered correctly in each of the 10 content areas. This enables examinees to determine the areas where they are strong and the areas where they are weak. In preparing to retake the Credentialing Exam, examinees should focus attention particularly on the content areas where they had difficulty.
A:Those individuals who took the exam as Professional or Allied Professional members will be receiving their certificate, card and additional information about their certification in approximately 3-4 weeks. They will not be charged any additional upgrade fees. All other examinees must first pay a fee to activate their certification. They will receive a mailing from ANFP explaining the benefits of membership and the fees. They do not receive certificates or certified cards until they have responded to the mailing.
A:Yes, you do have to fill out a new application and pay full exam fees each time you want to test.
More questions? Please contact Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals at 800.323.1908, or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.