The CDFM Candidate Handbook

The most important information about earning the CDFM and CDFM-A all in one place!
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The CDFM Candidate Handbook explains:

  • The requirements to earn certification
  • The certification process (including a flowchart!)
  • Preparing for the exam modules
  • Purchasing and scheduling exam modules
  • Current Certification Department policies and procedures
  • The requirements for maintaining certification
  • Plus much more!

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The Candidate Handbook is updated regularly, so be sure you have the current handbook for the most up-to-date information. The handbook was most recently updated September 1, 2018.