Connecticut Qualified Food Operator Certification

Qualified Food Operator Course and ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam

Why Connecticut Qualified Food Operators choose us for their Food Operator Training Course and ANSI accredited Certification Exam

  • The Learn2Serve Food Operator Training Course and Exam we offer has been used by thousands of Food Protection Operators/Managers in Connecticut and nationwide to get their Qualified Food Operator / Manager Certification Card
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve and have been since 2003
  • The Learn2Serve Food Protection Exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and is Accepted in the State of Connecticut for Qualified Food Operator Requirements
  • Your Connecticut Qualified Food Operator Certification is valid for 5 years (Some localities may have different expiration dates. Check with your local officials)
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Food Handler Course and Certification Exam

ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam

$12 $ 7 00
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How to become a Qualified Food Operator in Connecticut with our Learn2Serve ANSI-CFP accredited Exam (Prep Course is Optional)

  1. First choose your Qualified Food Operator Course / Exam option by clicking an Enroll Now button. Next you will be transferred to the enrollment page to enroll.
  2. Notice: We recommend taking the Food Operator Training Prep Course to prepare for the exam, although you don’t need to take the course to become Certified. However, you must take and pass the Exam to be a Qualified Food Operator (QFO) in Connecticut
  3. After you enroll, we will send you a confirmation email with your Food Operator Course and Exam instructions.
  4. That email will also contain this link to find the closest PSI Testing Center when you are ready to schedule and take the Learn2Serve Food Operator /  Manager Exam
  5. After you pass your Food Operator Exam. you will immediately receive a Certificate of Completion at the testing center to show your employer. Your official Qualified Food Operator Certificate will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
  6. This certificate is valid in Connecticut and it is transferable to any other state
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Connecticut HACCP Training

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

Need your Connecticut Food Handlers Card Online? What is the difference between Food Handler and Qualified Food Operator?

  • The difference between a Food Handler and a Qualified Food Operator is basically that a Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a Professional Food Operator or other Person in Charge (PIC)
  • Note: Please check with your local food protection authorities to see if this course is right for you
  • The ANSI-CFP Food Handlers Card provided on our site was developed by our online training partner 360Training / Learn2Serve
  • This Food Handlers course covers all the food safety information you will need to pass the ANSI-CFP accredited Exam
  • Print your own 2 Year Certificate of Completion
  • The ANSI Accredited Certification Exam is valid in Connecticut and 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
  • Alternate names for Food Handlers Card: Food Handlers Certificate, Food Handlers License, Food Handlers Permit, Food Handlers Certification among others. They are all the same thing

Click Here to get Started with your Connecticut Food Handlers Certification Training

Food Handlers Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
Lesson 3: Contamination
Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
Lesson 5: Preventing Food Contamination
Lesson 6: Food Receiving and Storage
Lesson 7: Sanitizing
Lesson 8: Pest Control

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Food Operator Course and Certification Exam

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$99 $ 89 10
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Food Operator Exam Without Training Course

ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam

$55 $ 49 50
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Food Operator Training Course with No Exam

*This is Prep Course Only*

$85 $ 76 50
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Food Handler Course and Certification Exam

ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam

$12 $ 7 00
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Connecticut Qualified Food Operator Certification - Why it is so important for public safety to be Food Operator Certified

Qualified Food Operator Certification Training is intended to prevent food-borne illness in Connecticut ,  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 (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.

Connecticut restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, markets, bars, mobile food vendors, and commissaries that prepare or serve non prepackaged food must have an owner or an employee who has passed an accepted examination in food safety.

The State of Connecticut mandates that a Person in Charge (PIC) of a food business be present during hours of operation and 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 Connecticut and National mandates. Local city and county requirements may be in addition to the state’s minimum requirements.

Whether you work in the larger cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury,  or any small town diner, restaurant, bar, food truck, sporting venue, convenience store, or amusement park;  the State of Connecticut requires a Certified Food Operator.  

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

Connecticut Certified Food Operator Requirements

Food Operator Training for Managers: Yes
Food Operator Renewal Frequency: Industry standard is 5 years (This time may vary. Check with your local authorities)
Certified Food Operator Exam required: Yes
Food Handler Training : Yes
Food Handler Renewal Frequency: (Check with local authority)
Local Requirements: Check with local food safety officials
10 Largest Cities in Connecticut : Bridgeport, New Haven Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, Fairfield

Connecticut Food Safety Contacts and Other Resources

Connecticut 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

Website: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Connecticut Certified Food Operator Training 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 are 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 the gateway to training thousands of food service managers, food handler managers, food handlers, and alcohol servers  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Thank you for choosing us!

Thomas L. Conrad
President / CEO