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Prepare to Become a Food Manager

Certified Food Protection Managers must know how to safely manage food service operations and supervise employees who handle food. This training course covers advanced safety topics for food managers and provides a Louisville Food Manager Certification when you successfully pass.

This course is completely online and includes a study guide and an unlimited practice test. Louisville does not require you to pass a proctored certification exam, but you must pass an exam at the end of the course to earn your food manager certification.

Food Manager Training

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2 Test Attempts: Our online test allows you two full attempts, giving you a greater chance to get your Louisville Food Manager Certification. 
70% to Pass: Everything on the test is covered in our approved training, helping you to be fully prepared to earn a passing score.

Format: Online
Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
Teaching Methods: Interactive activities, audio, video, full-text, etc.
Available Languages: English, Español
Choose your language after purchase.
Length: 120 Minutes (Start and stop as needed)

Approved by Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness

Upon successful completion of your course and exam you will print your Louisville Food Manager Certification

​Fully Audiovisual Learning Experience
The StateFoodSafety course content is presented using mixed media including on-screen text, video, illustrations, interactivity, and question-and-answer. The entire course is presented in full audio; however, learners may choose to read the narration in partnership with the audio, or read only and mute the narration.  The course is available in full audio in all languages, with the option of text-only learning, to facilitate the needs of those with hearing loss, vision loss, limited literacy, and learning disabilities.

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 

Exam Content DescriptionPercent of Exam
Preventing Food Contamination35%
Food Worker Health and Hygiene23%
Equipment and Utensils15%
Managerial Responsibilities12%
Regulatory Compliance and Records8%
Facility Design7%

How To Get Certified

  1. Purchase the Food Manager Certification Course.
  2. Set up your user account.
  3. Begin training.
  4. Pass the exam at the end of the training course.
  5. Print and/or download your Food Manager Certificate upon successful completion of the exam.
  6. High-quality printed certificates and wallet-sized cards available for purchase during check out.

Louisville Food Manager Certification Course FAQs

What do I get when I finish this course?

Louisville Food Manager Certification

How long is my Louisville Food Manager Certification valid for?

Your Louisville Food Manager Certification is valid for 3 years.

How do I reprint my Louisville Food Manager Certification?

If you need to reprint your current Louisville Food Manager certificate, log in and go to the Certificates section. From there, you can click View and print your certificate.

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

You can reprint your required Certified 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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Example certificate

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