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Get your Food Protection Manager Certification with the Learn2Serve ANAB Accredited Exam

Our clients often ask if Learn2Serve food manager certification the same certification as ServSafe, Premier, State Food Safety etc

The answer is Yes. All providers who have their exams accredited by The ANSI National Accreditation Board “ANAB” offer the same certification

Learn2Serve is an ANAB Accredited Program. Certificate Issuer #0975

Our distinction from the others is: Lowest total cost (no surprise hidden fees at final checkout) easy-to-use & excellent customer service

How to get Food Manager Certification for your state

Notice: The food manager principles course is not mandatory for certification. However, some jurisdictions do require it and it does act as a study guide to help prepare for the exam.

Passing the exam makes you a certified food manager

Get by making your choice from the course / exam menu.

After you enroll, we will send a confirmation email with further detailed course and exam instructions.

Print your official Certificate of Completion and wallet size card immediately after passing the online proctored exam.

Note: Texas Food Managers have a Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) exam. You may take the Texas food manager exam online with no proctor.

What is the difference between a food manager and a food handler?

A Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a food manager or other Person in Charge (PIC). The food manager is in charge of overall food preparation and food safety.

Our ANSI accredited Food Handlers Card is powered by 360Training / Learn2Serve, our online partner since 2003

Our food handlers certification is valid nationwide. It is available in English or Spanish (We have state specific Florida, Ohio, and Utah certifications)

Why professional food protection managers choose us for food safety training and certification

The 360Training / Learn2Serve food nanager course & exam is used by 10's of thousands of food safety managers nationwide has been the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve for over 20 years.

The Learn2Serve exam is accredited by The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). It is valid nationwide for food safety management

Food protection manager certification is valid 5 years. (Some localities may have shorter expiration dates)

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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HACCP Certification Training Online


HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is an internationally recognized system that identifies the risks of food management and safety. It involves identifying the chemical, physical, and biological hazards to ensure the safe handling and preparation of food.

The HACCP system is built on seven core principles: 1. Hazard Analysis 2. Identifying Critical Control Points (CCP) 3. Establishing Critical Limits 4. Monitoring CCP 5. Establishing Corrective Action 6. Verification of the HACCP plan 7. Documentation & Record Keeping

Choose from these three HACCP Courses:

HACCP – State of the Art Approach to Food Safety This International HACCP Alliance accredited course is a basic course for food service employees. A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course. This course meets the regulatory compliance requirement of the 2013 FDA Food Code and the USDA requirement for School District HACCP Plan Implementation. 4 Credit Hours Cost $50.00

Seafood HACCP Safety This training course was developed specifically for individuals in the seafood industry. The Seafood HACCP Course follows the Seafood HACCP Regulation which defines the safe handling and processing of all stages of seafood. The course follows USDA and FDA guidelines and the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR Part123 Seafood HACCP Regulation. This course counts as 1 Credit Hour Cost $75.00

HACCP Food Safety for Retail Food Establishments This training course presents HACCP’s concepts and principles. These include all stages of food storage and processing by instruction on the 7 HACCP Principles. This course lays out how HACCP is applied using Active Managerial Control (AMC). This course is rated for 16 Credit Hours Cost $125.00

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

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 or even city level. Even the states that don't have mandatory food manager certification statewide, highly encourage 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: AlabamaArkansasArizonaColoradoDelawareHawaiiIowaKansas KentuckyMaineMarylandMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWyoming


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  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Thomas L. Conrad President / CEO

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