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State Requirements: When there are less than four employees engaged in food establishment, the Certified Food Protection Manager does not have to be present on the premises at all times. State requirements could vary, check with local health department.

Food Protection Manager: Required - Minimum one certified manager per facility. One per shift if 4 or more employees.  

Food Handlers: Must take a Florida approved Food Handler Course if job requires the service of food preparation, display or storage. Local requirements could vary, check with local health department.

Exceptions: None.

Manager Training Hours: Not required for certification but recommended.

Food Handler Course: Required state approved course: 2 hours.

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