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This Food Manager Certification Exam and training bundle provides a convenient, all-in-one solution for food manager certification. Your training and exam can be completed 100% online. In-person exam testing is also available in some locations.

The training course prepares you for the certification exam. It includes additional resources, such as a study guide and certification exam practice test. Earn your certification after passing the Food Manager Certification Exam.

Food Manager Training & Exam

Training & Exam
Your Total

What's Included in Training & Exam

The most popular option if you need food manager training in addition to the certification exam.

Online Training

100% Online


8 Hours (Start and Stop as Needed)

Free Practice Test

Unlimited Attempts

Prepares You for the Exam

Certification Exam

TXDSHS Approved

2 Test Attempts

75% to Pass


Food Safety Manager Training 
This manager-level food safety training course will prepare you to take Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. You may view this course as many times as you like for a year from purchase.

Available in English and Español. You will have an opportunity to choose your language after purchase.

1. Program Purpose: 
The purpose of Food Safety Manager Training is to prepare managers to implement proven food safety practices and systems, maintain a safe and hygienic foodservice operation, and oversee the training and daily practices of hourly food workers to prevent the spread of foodborne illness. This program will also prepare certification candidates to sit for any of the nationally-accredited Certified Food Protection Manager Exams. 

Learning Objectives (Effective date October 29, 2020)
At the end of this course you will be able to: 
  • Identify food safety risks and create policies to address them 
  • Train employees to follow food safety policies 
  • Take appropriate action when an employee has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease 
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices 
  • Identify approved suppliers and methods for inspecting deliveries 
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention 
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures 
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations 
  • Prevent bacterial growth in Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods during all stages of the flow of food 
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations 

Practice Test 

This food manager practice test is designed to simulate the real test experience. It will help you identify areas of strength and weakness before you sit for the actual food manager exam! You can take this practice test as many times as you want.

Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam
StateFoodSafety is pleased to provide an online Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This exam is accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) and is valid statewide. Passing the Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.

Exam Content DescriptionPercent of Exam
Preventing Food Contamination41%
Food Worker Health and Hygiene20%
Equipment and Utensils15%
Managerial Responsibilities9%
Regulatory Compliance and Records8%
Facility Design7%

How To Get Certified

  1. Select a course that includes the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.
  2. Select an exam session with a proctor. You can do this during the registration process or any time after.
  3. Purchase course and finish registration process.
  4. Prepare for the exam with the StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training and Course Assessment.
  5. Take the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam at your scheduled proctored session. Don't forget your photo ID! *
  6. Print your Food Safety Manager Certificate from your account at statefoodsafety.com ** This certificate is good for 5 year(s).

The exam is closed book. You will be responsible for adhering to the Examinee Code of Ethics and all rules explained by the proctor.

*Must be a valid government-issued photo ID.

**Must pass the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam to receive a certificate.

Training Demo

Course Demo
Sharpen your managerial skills and arm yourself with essential food safety know-how! Learn everything from how to prevent food hazards to how to create employee training programs. This course prepares you to take the StateFoodSafety.com Certified Food Protection Manager Exam.

Get a feel for what the exam will be like with this exam-taking tutorial.

What Food Managers Are Saying

“...I can definitely say this course was much more enjoyable and effective than the other course I took several years ago.”

“I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and ease of the online course.”

“I would definitely recommend my family and friends to take [this] online course!”

Fort Worth Texas Food Safety Manager Certification Package FAQs

Do I need this training course, practice test, and exam?

The Texas Food Safety Manager Training is designed to prepare food managers to take the Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam or to fulfill a demonstration of knowledge requirement. Training is optional in most areas; check your local requirements to be sure.

The course assessment is optional, but is provided for free in this package!

The Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is designed to assess the knowledge of food managers and is required for those who wish to receive their Texas Food Safety Manager Certification. Every establishment in Texas is required to have at least one employee that has shown proficiency of required information through passing an exam accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS).

How do I get Texas Certified Food Protection Manager?

By completing an approved Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam (the training before the exam is recommended, but not required). Check with your local health department upon completion of this exam; they may require additional steps to complete your Food Manager Certification.

How long are my certificates good for?

The Texas Food Safety Manager Training Certificate of Completion and the Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Certificate are both valid for 5 years.

How long will it take to get certified?

Training: 8 hours for the full course. You may choose to complete the full course or review only the topics you need. Stop and start as needed. Take the practice test to prepare for the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.

How long can I access the course?

When you purchase a StateFoodSafety course, you automatically get one year of unlimited access to the training videos. Take your time through the course or come back after completion to brush up on your food safety knowledge!

Certificate Reprint

In most areas, you can reprint your required Food Manager Certificate by logging in to your account.

  1. Login.
  2. Find the Certificates window on your dashboard.
  3. Locate the digital version of your certificate and click View Certificate.
  4. Select Print or Email.

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View Certificate

Note: In some areas, you get your official Food Manager Certificate from the local health department. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, or local health department, you will need to call that health department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.

Example certificate

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