Where to Get This Certification Online
If you live in the state of Arizona, you are in good placement for an education as a dietary manager for a minimal price. Central Arizona College has a Dietary Manager Certification4, but of it is part online and part traditional, so do contact the school for more details. All of the information needed for each school is in the resources section below.
Barton Community College, located in Great Bend, Kansas, also offers dietary manager certification online that is approved by the Dietary Managers Association and the Kansas Board of Regents. Tuition at Barton Community College for the dietary manager certification classes are a flat fee of $130 per credit hour.5
The Community College of Allegheny offers a Dietary Manager degree fully online6. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Dietary Managers Association (DMA) and to take the exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).
The DMA lists several colleges that one can attend to prepare and obtain this type of certification online, and most of these classes only amount to 15-16 credit hours of coursework. If a student plans to take two classes per standard Fall/Spring semester, this would take three semesters to complete. These courses prepare you for the dietary manager examination, and no other college degrees are necessary to have eligibility for the exam -information about credentialing exams and times are found on the Dietary Managers Association website found below.