National Food Protection Manager Certification

Learn2Serve ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam Accepted and Valid in Every State

How to become a Certified Food Protection Manager with our ANSI-CFP accredited Certification Exam - Valid Nationwide!

Choose the Food Manager Course and Exam Bundle or the single Food Manager Exam or Course only

The Food Manager training course is Not Mandatory to get certified. However, you must pass the exam to be certified

After enrollment, we will send a confirmation email with your Food Manager Course / Exam instructions. Stop and restart the course anytime.

You may take the Proctored Learn2Serve Exam Online, but only on a laptop or desktop with camera and microphone capability.

The Training Course portion may be taken on any type of device, but the exam may only be taken on a laptop or desktop.

You will receive your official “Certified Food Protection Manager” certificate immediately after passing the exam

Is Learn2Serve Food Manager Training the same as ServSafe?

Yes. Learn2Serve is a brand name just like ServSafe, StateFood Safety, eFood, Premier, and others. If the exam is ANSI-CFP accredited, the certification is the same. Our distinction is superb customer support, low prices, the newest technology, and many years of online training experience.

Texas Food Manager Certification

Texas Food Managers have a Texas DSHS Exam. Texans may take the Food Manager Course and Texas Exam on any type of device with no proctor. However, if you need the ANSI-CFP Certification Exam in Texas, you may take it only on a computer or laptop.

* NOTICE: All 50 states may take the ANSI Food Handler Course and Exam on a phone or any device.

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What is the difference between Food Handler Manager and Food Handler Manager?

A Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a Food Handler Manager or other Person in Charge (PIC).

Our ANSI-CFP Food Handlers Card is provided by our online training partner 360Training / Learn2Serve

Food Handlers course covers all food safety information needed to pass the ANSI-CFP accredited Exam

Print your 2 Year Food Handler Certificate / Permit /Card on completion

ANSI Accredited Certification Exam is valid Nationwide ( Florida, Ohio, and Utah have exclusive Certificates )

Did you lose your Food Handlers Card? You can log back in with your username and password and reprint it anytime

Why Professional Food Protection Managers choose us for their training and Certification

  • This Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam have been taken by thousands of Food Safety Managers Nationwide
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • Learn2Serve Exam accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and accepted Nationwide for Food Safety Management
  • Food Protection Manager Certification is valid 5 years ( Some localities may have a 2 or 3 year expiration date. Check with your local officials )
  • Note: Food Manager Certification is also known as Food Safety Manager, Certified Food Protection Manager, Food Service Manager, and Food Handler Manager among other titles
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National HACCP Training Courses

Do your need HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) Food Safety Training? We have that too. You may choose from Food Safety HACCP for Retail Food Establishments (16 hours) $112.50, Learn2Serve Seafood HACCP (1 hour) $63.00, or HACCP: A State-of-the-Art Approach to Food Safety (1 Hour) $45.00  CLICK HERE  to learn more about Courses and Enrollment

Is Food Manager Certification Training Required in my State?

About half of the United States requires mandatory Food Protection Manager Certification at the state level. Most of the other states have mandatory Food Safety Manager Certification at the County level. Even the states that don’t have mandatory food manager certification statewide, highly encourages it.

We have listed the Mandatory States and the States by County Mandated below. For more detailed information about your state or county, find your home state page in the website menu at the top of this page or click your state below. If you can’t find what you need there, you will find a direct link to your state’s regulatory authority.

States with Mandatory Food Protection Manager Certification: AlaskaCaliforniaConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndianaLouisianaMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandTexasUtahWisconsinWashington D.C.

States with Mandatory Food Manager Training at the County Level: AlabamaArizonaColoradoHawaiiIowaKansasKentuckyMaineMarylandMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVermontVirginiaWashington

Why do I need to be a Certified Food Manager anyway? Why is it that important?

Food Service Manager Certification Training is intended to prevent food-borne illness by learning food safety procedures to protect the public, other food workers, and your business.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets some type of food-borne illness. Of these, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food-borne disease. Many of these illnesses were acquired in food establishments.

Restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, markets, bars, mobile food vendors, and commissaries that prepare or serve un-packaged food must have an owner or an employee who has passed an accepted examination in food safety or show the equivalent knowledge.

Most states mandate that a Person in Charge (PIC) of a food business show knowledge of food safety as written in the FDA Food Code. By taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an ANSI-Accredited Exam is one way to show that knowledge.

The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Exam offered on this website meets or exceeds all National Food Code standards. Local city and county requirements may be in addition to the state’s minimum requirements.

Whether you work in a restaurant, bar, food truck, sporting venue, convenience store, or amusement park most states require Food Manager Certification (or show knowledge of food safety principles)  and Food Handler Certification. 

Note: Venues that sell prepackaged food generally do not require food manager or food handler training.

Certified Food Safety Manager Course Topics

Food Safety Enforcement & Why It’s Important • How Foodborne Illness is Caused & How to Identify it • Identify Physical, Biological, & Chemical Contamination • Food Preservation & Food Temperature Control • Personal Hygiene in the Workplace • Safely Receiving and Storing Food • Safe Cleaning, Sanitation, Pest Control, and Facility Planning • HACCP Program, and More Food Safety Manager Certification Requirements

About FoodManagerOnline.com

We have been the online training partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003. We have an extensive history of working in all aspects of the food, beverage, and hospitality business from dishwasher to restaurant owner. 

Together with Learn2Serve, our websites have been used as access in training thousands of food service managers, food handler managers, food handlers, and alcohol servers.

We also have live food manager, food handler, and TABC Certification classes in Texas through dramshopschool.com  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

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