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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.