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State Requirements: Person in charge must demonstrate knowledge. Certification is required if serving hot food, or utilizing a soda or coffee dispenser. Class 3 and 4 establishments require a minimum of 1 certified manager. 

Food Protection Manager: Certification is mandatory if in a class 3 and 4 establishment.

Food Handlers Course: Recommended but not required. 

Exceptions: Food Protection Manager is required in the town of Fairfield.

Manager Training Hours: Not required but recommended.

Food Handler Course: Not required but recommended.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 3 years; Food Handler every 5 years.

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.