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The Food Safety Manager Certification is an important credential for managers and supervisors in the food service industry. It confirms you have the required knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure safe food storage, preparation and service in the workplace.
To obtain this certification, you must pass the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam as required by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Having this credential shows that you are qualified to train and oversee food employees and maintain food safety.
Most food establishments in Utah are required to have at least one certified food manager on staff. The Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is designed to evaluate the knowledge of food managers and is mandatory for those who intend to obtain their Food Safety Manager Certification.
The Food Safety Manager Training course is designed to educate food managers, also known as people in charge, about the knowledge and skills covered on the nationally approved Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. It also serves to fulfill the demonstration of knowledge requirements for some areas.
While training is optional in most regions, it is vital to check the specific requirements of your local area to confirm. As part of the training package, a study guide and unlimited practice test is included at no additional cost. This practice test provides an opportunity for individuals to assess their understanding of the material before taking the actual exam.
To obtain your Food Protection Manager Certification, you should begin by selecting a StateFoodSafety product that includes the certification exam. Once you have chosen the exam or the bundle containing the exam and training, you can then proceed to select an option for exam proctoring.
You can choose to take your proctored exam in person or 100% online using your webcam. After selecting a proctoring option, you can purchase the course and complete the registration process.
To adequately prepare for the exam, it is recommended that you take the StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training course.
Remember to bring a valid government-issued photo ID to your proctored exam session for identification purposes. It is a closed-book exam, so you will not have access to any reference materials. You must also adhere to the Examinee Code of Ethics and follow all rules and instructions the proctor provides.
After successfully passing the exam, you can print your Food Safety Manager Certificate from your StateFoodSafety account. Your certificate will remain valid for 5 years.
The food manager training program includes about 8 hours of education. You can complete the full course or review specific topics to refresh your knowledge. You can stop and start as needed and take the practice test to prepare for the exam.
The Food Protection Manager Certification Exam must be completed within 2 hours. Most examinees complete the exam in 60 minutes or less.
The Utah Department of Health and Human Services offers valuable information about Food Safety Manager Certification, including laws and regulations such as the Food Safety Manager Certification Act. Additionally, the Food Safety Manager Certification Rule provides further guidance and requirements for obtaining your certification.
To pass the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Exam, you must achieve a score of 750 points or higher. Immediately after completing the exam, you will receive an unofficial score. To obtain your official score, you can visit your StateFoodSafety dashboard and access your exam transcript.
The StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam utilizes a scaled passing score of 750 or above. Scaled scoring ensures comparability among examinees who may have taken different forms of the exam. If one form is slightly more challenging, the raw passing score may be slightly lower. However, the scaled passing score remains the same, consistently measuring candidates across all exam forms.
It's important to note that this is a pass-fail certification exam. A higher exam score does not necessarily indicate a better-qualified food safety manager. However, examinees can use post-exam feedback on each topic to guide personal study. Failing examinees are encouraged to utilize this information for future exam preparations.