How to become a Texas Certified Food Safety Manager with our DSHS approved or ANSI Accredited Certification Exam and optional training course

  1. Choose Texas Food Safety Manager Course / Exam / or Course & Exam Bundle.
  2. Note: We recommend the Food Manager Course although it is not mandatory. However, you must always take and pass the exam to be certified
  3. We will send a confirmation email with Food Manager Exam / Course instructions. You may start and stop the course as may times as you want.
  4. Our Texas DSHS Food Safety Course and Exam can both be taken at home on a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, or Phone!
  5. NOTE: If you need the Learn2Serve ANSI Accredited National Food Manager Exam, you may take it on a laptop or desktop only.
  6. After passing the exam, you will print your official Texas Food Manager Certificate of Completion
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TABC Program #454-508. By clicking Start Here, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking Start Here will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve by choosing not to click Start Here

Why Professional Food Safety Managers in Texas choose us for their training and Certification

  • The 360Training / Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam have been used by thousands of Texas Food Safety Managers to get their Certificate Card
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve® since 2003
  • This Learn2Serve® Exam is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services for Food Safety Management License #0000318 The Learn2Serve. The learm2Serve ANSI Accredited Exam Program Certificate Issuer number is: #0975
  • Your Food Protection Manager Certificate is valid for 5 years
  • Note: Food Safety Manager Certification is also known as Certified Food Protection Manager, Texas Food Management Certification, Food Service Manager, and Food Handler Manager among other titles
  • Need specific information about Texas food safety regulations? DSHS Food Code

What is the difference between a Texas Food Handler and a 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 Accredited Food Handlers Card is provided by 360Training / Learn2Servem our online partner

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

The ANSI Accredited Food Handlers Certification is valid Nationwide. It is available in English or Spanish ( 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

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

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Food Safety Training Menu

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TABC Program #454-508. By clicking Start Here, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve® website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve® will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking Start here will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve® by choosing not to click Start Here

Need TABC and Texas Food Handlers Certification?

You can save some time and money by  getting the TABC and Food Handler Certification Card Bundle. Both certificates are approved by the state of Texas. Both certificates are valid for two years. Make your TABC and Food Handlers choice. You will be transferred to the course enrollment page.

After you enter your profile information, we will send you an email with your ANSI Accredited Food Handlers / TABC Certification instructions. You may stop and start the courses as many times as you want, but once you start the exams, you must finish them in one sitting. Then you may print your certificate on any printer.

TABC Program #454-508. By clicking START NOW, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and is necessary to complete the TABC course and exam. Clicking START NOW will not charge you any fees. However, you can refuse to be transferred to Learn2Serve by choosing not to click START NOW

Is Food Manager Certification Training Required in Texas?

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

Texas 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

Texas Food Safety Certification Info.

Food Safety Training for Managers: yes 
Food Manager Renewal Frequency: 5 years
Food Manager Exam required: yes – either a Texas DSHS approved exam or an ANSI-CFP accredited exam
Food Handler Training : yes  
Food Handler Renewal Frequency: Every 2 years
Local Requirements: Check with local food safety officials
10 largest Cities in Texas: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, FT. Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, and Laredo

Texas Food Safety Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services: DSHS Website

Texas Department of State Health Services Food Code

Phone: (512) 834-6753
Mailing Address:
Texas DSHS P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714

US Food and Drug Administration: Website

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

Texas 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.

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.

Whether you work in a Texas 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.

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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