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State Requirements: Demonstrate knowledge.

Food Protection Manager: Although certification is not required, food workers must demonstrate knowledge and passing an accredited Food Safety Manager certification exam is one way to meet the requirement.

Food Handlers: Food Handler cards are required and must be obtained within 14 calendar days of beginning work.

Exceptions: Food Handler cards are issued by the state of Washington.

Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required. 

Food Handler Course: Specific training regulations.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal:  Food Manager every 5 years; Food Handler every 2 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.