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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 prepares you for your certification exam.
This course is completely online and includes a study guide and a practice test modeled after the exam. The training does not include the certification exam, which you must pass to become a certified food manager. Check with your state or local health department for more information.
What's Included in Training
The most popular option if your area or employer only requires a demonstration of knowledge.
8 Hours (Start and Stop as Needed)
Free Course Assessment
Prepares You for the Exam
This manager-level food safety training course will prepare you to take the nationally approved Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.
Available in English and Español. You will have an opportunity to choose your language after purchase.
- 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
- 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.
|Exam Content Description||Percent of Exam|
|Preventing Food Contamination||35%|
|Food Worker Health and Hygiene||23%|
|Equipment and Utensils||15%|
|Regulatory Compliance and Records||8%|
How To Get Certified
- Select a course that includes the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.
- Select an exam session with a proctor. You can do this during the registration process or any time after.
- Purchase course and finish registration process.
- Prepare for the exam with the StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training and Course Assessment.
- Take the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam at your scheduled proctored session. Don't forget your photo ID! *
- 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.
Prepare for the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam with the following:
- Food Safety Manager Training
- Food Safety Manager Practice Test
- 1-2 Years of Food Service Experience
- FDA Food Code 2017
- Guidance for Industry: Retail Food Stores and Food Service Establishments: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance
- Avoiding Cross-Contact
- Proper Thermometer Placement
- Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
- Pest Management Guidelines for Retail Food Handling Facilities and Restaurants
Washington DC Food Safety Manager Training FAQs
Do I need this training course and course assessment?
The course assessment is optional, but is provided for free in this package!
How do I become a Certified Food Protection Manager?
In order to be a District of Columbia Certified Food Protection Manager, you must pass a Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, then obtain a District-issued Food Protection Manager Identification Card. You can either mail in your application with your national certificate and a $35 money order, or bring in the required information to the District of Columbia Department of Health. For the application and more information, click here.
How long is this course?
How long is my certificate valid for?
How long can I access the course?
In most areas, you can reprint your required Food Manager Certificate by logging in to your account.
- Find the Certificates window on your dashboard.
- Locate the digital version of your certificate and click View Certificate.
- Select Print or Email.
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.
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