Why Choose StateFoodSafety?
Approved in more areas than any other provider
Start and stop the course as needed and work on different devices
Choose from multiple languages in your account after purchase
Train online and take unlimited practice tests to prepare for the exam
About Food Manager Training
The food manager training course contains eight hours of in-depth lessons designed to help prepare you for the nationally approved Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. Start and stop this 100% online, mobile-friendly course whenever you like.
Lessons provide training on food safety topics that prepare you to be a Food Protection Manager. Subjects include preventing food contamination, food worker health and hygiene, equipment and utensils, managerial responsibilities, regulatory compliance, records and facility design.
You will also have access to a study guide, a glossary of key terms and a full-length practice exam you can take as many times as you want. The practice test is presented in the same format as the certification exam. Repeat the practice test until you feel ready for your official exam. Unlike the practice test, your exam will be timed and monitored by a StateFoodSafety-approved proctor.
Food Safety Manager Certification FAQs
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, the 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 other approved providers. The exam is ANAB accredited, meaning it meets the national standards for Food Safety Manager Certification Programs.
Note: The Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS). It is not ANAB-accredited or nationally recognized.
How do I become a Certified Food Protection Manager?
For a full explanation of this process, view How to Get Certified.
What is the difference between the ANAB-Accredited Food Protection Manager Certification Exam and the Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam?
StateFoodSafety offers two Food Protection Manager Certification Exams. In the majority of states, counties and cities, we offer an exam that is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and accepted nationwide.
In Texas, we also offer an exam that is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and accepted statewide. Unlike the ANAB-Accredited Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, the Texas exam is not proctored.
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. This exam is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and accepted nationwide. 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 a passing score for the StateFoodSafety Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam?
The passing score for the Texas Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is 70%. This exam is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and valid throughout the state.
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 protection 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 five years. The Texas Food Protection Manager Certification is also valid for five 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!
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 the 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 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.
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
In most areas, you can reprint your required Food Manager Certificate by logging in to your account.
- Log in.
- 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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