State Requirements: Required, new establishments must comply within six months of licensure; Existing establishments that have not had a food borne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply by January 1, 2018; Any establishment that has had a food borne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply within six months of the violation; If the Certified Food Manager leaves employment then the establishment has six months to certify a new manager.
Food Protection Manager: Required.
Food Handlers: Recommended but not required.
Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required.
Food Handler Course: Recommended but not 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.