For Food Safety Managers


  • Food establishments must employ at least one full-time, on-site, food safety manager if potentially hazardous foods are prepared
  • Establishments with ten or more full-time employees directly involved in food preparation must employ at least two full-time, on-site, food safety managers
  • Establishments that primarily serve the elderly or individuals with diminished immune systems shall have a manager certified in food safety present during preparation of all hot, potentially-hazardous foods
  • If a manager certified in food safety terminates employment, establishments shall have sixty (60) days to employ a new certified food safety manager or have an existing employee enroll in a food safety manager certification program (this time period may be extended by the Office of Food Protection)
  • Certificates for food safety managers must be prominently posted in the establishment next to the license to operate (and removed if an individual is no longer employed there)
  • Only certified people may use the title "Manager Certified in Food Safety", or in any way represent themselves as such
  • Food safety manager certification must be renewed every three years, after completing the required six-hour refresher course, despite the fact that the national exam certification expires after five years. Renewal notices will be sent in advance, with instructions as to how to renew your certification on-line. If a food safety manager certification is expired for more than six months, the individual must retake the 15-hour course and pass the exam before the certification can be renewed.

Approved Food Safety Manager Training Programs

* Indicates that this provider also offers Food Safety Plan Development and consulting services.

On-line Training Programs without Exams

An approved proctored exam must be taken after completing the following online programs.

Test Centers for On-line Training Programs