Food Safety Manager Training

Prepare to Become a Food Manager

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This Package Includes:

  • Food Safety Manager Training
    • 100% Online
    • Mobile-Friendly
    • 8 Hours (Start and Stop as Needed)
  • Course Assessment
    • 2 Attempts
    • Prepares You for the Exam
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Special Instructions

Check with your employer to see if you need to take the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.
How to Get Certified
Training Demo
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Food Safety Manager Training


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.

2. Program Scope

This program’s content is based on the FDA Food Code 2013 and does not address state or local retail food regulations.

3. Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify symptoms and diseases that must be reported to a manager and/or the regulatory authority.

  • Identify how personal hygiene affects food safety and how to prevent, treat, or clean-up hazards that could contaminate food.

  • Identify procedures used to receive, store, prepare, display, and serve food to prevent contamination.

  • Recognize foods that require time and temperature control for safety, know how to use a food thermometer, and identify time and temperature requirements for cooking, cooling, thawing, reheating, and holding.

  • Identify locations used for food and chemical storage and labeling procedures used for food and chemicals stored in their non-original containers.

  • Identify the eight major food allergens and how to prevent cross-contact risks.

  • Classify appropriate food-contact surface materials and storage requirements for utensils, linens, single-use materials, and equipment.

  • Identify procedures for cleaning and sanitizing food- and non-food-contact surfaces.

  • Recognize facility design requirements for food establishments.

  • Identify which records should be kept on file at a food establishment and the amount of time they must be kept.

  • Identify managerial responsibilities for employee training, imminent health hazards, facility tours, food recalls, menu and product labeling, and serving food to highly susceptible populations.

4. Description of requisites to earn a certificate:

The only requisite to obtain a certificate is successful completion of the course and assessment. There are no course prerequisites.

5. Special requirements for participation

See system requirements.

6. Qualifications of instructional personnel:

This program has been developed by subject matter experts in food safety. This is an online training course; therefore, no live instruction occurs.

7. Fees, deadlines, cancellations, and refund policies:

Please see the Refund Policy.

8. Commercial support disclosure:

StateFoodSafety did not use commercial support to develop this program.

9. History of changes to the certificate program purpose, scope, or intended learning outcomes:

  • 5/2018 - At the recommendation of the StateFoodSafety advisory group, the food manager course assessment now allows for two (2) attempts rather than unlimited attempts.

  • 5/2018 - The name of the Food Safety Manager Training program assessment has been changed from "Practice Test" to "Course Assessment" in order to eliminate confusion between training and certification.

10. Inferences that can be made appropriately concerning certificate holders:


11. Academic or continuing education credit earned:


Course Assessment This food manager course assessment 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 course assessment 2 times.
How to Get Certified
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 ** This certificate is good for 5 years.
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
Training 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 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!”

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Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
Do I need this food safety manager training, course assessment 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 course assessment is optional, but is provided for free in this package!
How do I become a Certified Food Protection Manager?
For a full explanation of this process, view How to Get Certified.
How long is this Food Safety Manager Training course?
8 hours
How long is my StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training Certificate of Completion good for?
The StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training Certificate of Completion is valid for 5 years.
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