State Requirements: Food Protection Manager required per location.
Food Protection Manager: Required.
Food Handlers: Not required – see exceptions.
Exceptions: Food Handler cards are required in Jefferson and Mobile counties.
Food Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required.
Food Handler Course: Jefferson County requires 90 minutes of training within 21 days of hire. Mobile county does not have any training regulations.
Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager 5 years; Food Handler 5 years in Mobile County; Jefferson County does not have renewal requirements.
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals acceptance: Yes
Course Materials Available: Yes
Approved Options: Classroom, Proctored Online and Pearson Vue Centers. Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.