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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.

Food Manager Training

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What's Included in Training

The most popular option if your area or employer only requires a demonstration of knowledge.

Online Training

100% Online


8 Hours (Start and Stop as Needed)

Free Course Assessment

2 Attempts

Prepares You for the Exam


Food Safety Manager Training 
This Food Safety Manager training program is ANAB accredited and approved for use in Mineral County, West Virginia. You may view this course as many times as you like. If you need the training and the national exam, see Food Safety Manager Certification Package.

Available in English and Español. You will have an opportunity to choose your language after purchase.

1. Program Purpose:
This program's purpose is to prepare food managers to implement proven food safety practices and systems, maintain a safe and hygienic food service 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 a nationally accredited Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.

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 (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 

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: 

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: 

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. 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.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.

Training Demo

Course 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 StateFoodSafety.com 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!”

Mineral County, West Virginia Food Safety Manager Training FAQs

Do I need this training and course assessment?

The training is designed to prepare food managers (persons in charge) to take the nationally approved StateFoodSafety 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 course?

8 hours

How long is my certificate good for?

The training certificate is 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!

Certificate Reprint

In most areas, you can reprint your required 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.

Login To Reprint

View Certificate

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.

Example certificate

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