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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

Exceptions: None.

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.