State Requirements: Person in charge must demonstrate knowledge.
Food Protection Manager: Although certification is not mandatory, Food Protection Managers must demonstrate knowledge. Passing an accredited Food Safety Manager certification exam is one way to meet the requirement.
Food Handlers: Required
Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required.
Food Handler Course: Required.
Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: 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.