Do I need this training course, practice test, and exam?
The training is designed to prepare food managers (persons in charge) to take the nationally approved 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 practice test is optional, but is provided for free in this package!
The exam is designed to assess the knowledge of food managers and is required for those who wish to receive their Food Safety Manager Certification.
Is this exam equivalent to other Food Safety Manager Exams?
Yes, StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager exam is equivalent to the food protection manager certification programs from ServSafe (National Restaurant Association), the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), Learn2Serve (360training.com), and Prometric. The exam is ANSI accredited, meaning it meets the national standards for Food Safety Manager Certification Programs.
Are different StateFoodSafety certification exam forms equivalent to each other?
Yes, all forms are equivalent. Each form of the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is equivalent in difficulty and content to other exam forms. The forms were constructed by a psychometrician with a PhD in education, testing, or another measurement-related field, using a synthesis of Rasch item response theory (IRT) and classical test theory.
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How do I become a Certified Food Protection Manager?
For a full explanation of this process, view How to Get Certified.
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.
Exam: 2-hour time limit*
*Many examinees complete the exam in 60 minutes or less.
What is a passing score for the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam?
The passing score for the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Exam is 750 points. You will receive an unofficial score immediately after you finish the exam. To access your official score, visit your StateFoodSafety dashboard and click on the exam transcript.
What is Scaled Scoring?
The StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam uses a scaled passing score of 750 or higher. Scaled scoring provides comparable scores between examinees who may have taken different forms of an exam. If one exam form is slightly more difficult than another, its raw passing score—in other words, the number of correct answers required to pass the exam—might be slightly lower. However, the scaled passing score for both exams remains the same, giving the industry a consistent measurement of examinee candidates across all exam forms.
Be aware that this exam is a pass-fail certification exam. If one passing examinee receives a higher exam score than another, it does not necessarily mean that the examinee is a better qualified food safety manager. However, examinees may use the feedback after the exam, which explains how the examinee performed on each exam topic, to direct personal study. Failing examinees are encouraged to use this information to prepare for future exam attempts.
How long are my certificates good for?
The Food Safety Manager Training certificate and the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification are both valid for 5 years.
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!