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How to become a Connecticut Food Protection Manager with our Learn2Serve ANSI Accredited Certification Exam

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 Note: Some states or counties also require that you take the training course. 

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. Phones and tablets are not allowed at this time.

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 360Training / Learn2Serve Food Manager Training the same as ServSafe?

Yes. 360Training / 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. Learn2Serve ANSI Accredited Program Certificate Issuer: #0975

Have more questions about Food Manager Certification? See out FAQ

Why is Texas Food Manager Certification Different?

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

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

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Why Professional Qualified Food Operator / Managers in Connecticut choose us for their training and Certification

  • The Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam we offer has been used by thousands of Qualified Food Operators / Managers in Connecticut and Nationwide to get their Food Managers Certification Card
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • The Learn2Serve Exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and is accepted Nationwide for Food Safety Management
  • Your Qualified Food Operator / Manager Certification is valid for 5 years (Some localities may have a 2 or 3 year expiration date. Check with your local officials)
  • Note: Qualified Food Operator Certification is also known as Food Safety Manager, Certified Food Protection Manager, Food Service Manager, and Food Handler Manager among other titles

What is the difference between a Qualified Connecticut Food Operator and a Food Handler?

The difference between a Food Handler and a Qualified Food Operator Manager is basically that a Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a Professional Food Manager or other Person in Charge (PIC).

The ANSI-CFP Food Handlers Card provided on our site was developed by our online training partner 360Training / Learn2Serve

The Food Handlers course covers all the food safety information you will need to pass the ANSI-CFP accredited Exam

Print your own 2 Year Food Handler Certificate of Completion

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

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

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Attention: All States (except Texas), Mobile & Tablet Users
The Food Manager ANSI Exam may only be taken online with a Desktop or Laptop with a camera and mic capability. However, you may still take the Food Manager Course, Food Handler, Food Allergy, HACCP and Alcohol Server Courses on your phone or tablet. The Courses Menu is found below

food safety manager certification ansi accredited
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Is Food Manager Certification Training Required in Connecticut?

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: AlabamaArizonaColoradoHawaiiIowaKansasKentuckyMaineMarylandMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVermontVirginiaWashington

Why do I need to be a Qualified Food Operator anyway? Why is it so important?

Connecticut Food Safety 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 Connecticut 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.

Qualified Food Operator 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

Connecticut Qualified Food Operator Certification Requirements

Food Safety Training Mandatory for Managers: Yes 
Food Manager Renewal Frequency: Industry standard is 5 years (This time may vary. Check with your local authorities)
Food Manager Exam required: Yes 
ANSI Food Handler Training Mandatory : Yes 
Food Handler Renewal Frequency: Every 2 to 5 years. (Check with local authority)
Local Requirements: Check with local food safety officials
5 largest Cities in Connecticut : 
Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury

Connecticut Food Safety Contact Information

Department of Public Health Food Protection Program: Website

Mailing Address:
CT Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 340308
MS # 11 FDP
Hartford, CT 06134

Tel: (860) 509-7297
Fax: (860) 509-8071

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Website

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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