Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Application Process

This information will help you prepare for entering the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Program at CPCC.

Steps to apply:

  1. Determine your eligibility: You must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school/early college or concurrent enrollment. If you receive CPCC departmental permission to register, you must do so within 12 months.
  2. Schedule and take the ACCUPLACER assessment. The required score is 64 or higher in the reading section and 55 or higher in the math section. Learn more here.
  3. Submit email, fax or written request for approval to register to John LaTour at or by calling 704.330.2722 ext. 7672. Fax: 704.330.4641. All requests must show student ID and full contact information.
  4. Any student who does not take the ACCPLACER assessment may request a waiver. To do so, you must submit a college transcript showing completion of courses.All requests must show student ID and full contact information.



Plan for expenses. Because this is a non-degree program, it is not eligible for financial aid. Below is a list of typical costs.

  • CPCC registration, fees and textbooks: approximately $900 (total for the three required classes)
  • Required component is 150 preceptor field hours for the entire program.
  • Preceptor facilities are requiring that students complete a criminal background check, immunization documentation, 13 panel drug screening and a physical prior to starting their hours. The costs are at the student expense. Information packet can be viewed here. Notification of declination from your background checks will prevent you from entering the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Program and the ability to work in the health care field.
  • If you are currently working in the healthcare food service industry, please let us know where and who is your immediate supervisor by emailing John LaTour at

    Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy @2018 ISBN 978-0-692-04659-3

    Foodservice Management - By Design @ 2018 ISBN  978-0-692-04658-6

    ServSafe Essentials, 7th edition with online voucher (included in price of class) (each semester)

    Upon successful completion of the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Program:

    The ANFP CDM, CFPP credentialing exam is offered on demand.. The exam is a 160 question computer-based exam. Fees are $ 399.00 which is not included in the school tuition.

    The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers offers year-round certification testing through a testing company, Applied Management Professionals, Inc. (AMP).  Candidates will be able to register for their exam as soon as they are eligible, and are not limited by testing date windows.  This offers examinees more flexible scheduling than ever before.

    The Fall 2018 Exam Candidate Handbook is available on the Certifying Board for Dietary Mangers website.

    Be aware that fees and book prices are subject to change without notice.


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