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State Requirements: Certification is voluntary with exceptions.

Food Protection Manager: Recommended but not required.

Food Handlers: Not required.

Exceptions: Baltimore, Montgomery, & Prince George's Counties require Food Manager certification. Each facility must have one certified employee on staff.

Manager Training Hours: No regulations on training or specific training but recommended.

Food Handler Course: Recommended but not required.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 5 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.