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What is a Food Handler Certificate?

If you work at a restaurant or handle food in a food selling or serving establishment, you'll need a Food Handler Training course.

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Food Handler Training Certificate:

The Learn2Serve.com Food Handler Training course will discuss various food safety handling and serving principles. Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion.

Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, and even c-store clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the content and learning outcomes. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler's Certificate document (or card).

What is Food Manager Certification?

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc.

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Food Manager Certification:

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc. With the Food Manager Certification Exam there are no required courses or training requirements leading up to the exam (unless jurisdiction requirements stipulate otherwise). The learner is assessed based on their knowledge of a set of concepts.

Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will earn their Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) designation (or CFP). This acronym can be added to the individual's name. The certification is valid for a period of three to five years. At the end of the certification period, recertification will be required.

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California Online Food Safety Manager Training and Certification

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  • California RBS + Food Manager Certification

    California RBS + Food Manager Certification

    The California Responsible Beverage Service course provides you with the necessary knowledge and techniques yo…

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    • California Responsible Beverage Service Training On-Premises
    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles
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Food pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella can enter the food supply at various points of the human food chain, but, especially and frequently, during food handling. Food managers in restaurants and other food establishments are tasked to make sure that food safety and proper food handling are always observed.

With close to 120,000 restaurants in California and foodborne illnesses, unfortunately, continuing to visit the Golden State, food safety has become a pressing concern of public-health organizations and the state’s restaurant community. Under the state’s Food Safety Program, restaurants are inspected by the health department to ensure that kitchen facilities are up to health standards and employees are complying with safe food handling practices. In San Francisco alone, some 7,000 food establishments come under regular inspection.

Food Manager Certification California

Learn2Serve offers the California Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. It satisfies California’s state requirements for food managers. Learn2Serve’s California Food Safety Manager Training course is a self-paced and interactive.

In order to obtain a food safety certification, the student must pass the exam with a minimum score of 75% on the proctored administered exam. This certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance.

Learn2Serve’s Certified Food Protection Manager Course is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Learn2Serve is the fastest way to get certified.

Learn2Serve offers the flexibility and convenience of taking the Food Manager Certification in California as an individual exam or with the Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles course.


FAQs: California Food Safety Manager


What are the California Food Safety Certification Requirements?

Retail food facilities must have at least one employee certified in food safety by passing an approved Food Safety Manager Certification. Other workers who prepare, store, or serve food in a food facility must earn a Food Handler Card.

Why is Food Safety Training Required?

State departments of health are concerned with maintaining and protecting public health. Food establishments have a serious responsibility to safely provide food to their customers. There are many ways in which diners can be sickened, including improper storage and temperatures, hygiene lapses, and cross contamination.

Who Can be a Food Safety Manager?

The designated Food Safety Manager for an establishment can be the owner, manager, chef, cook or any employee. The Food Safety Manager is responsible for safe food handling and ensures that other employees use proper food handling techniques.

How Do You Get Certified in Food Safety?

Prospective Food Safety Managers are called “Certification Candidates.” They must pass an 85-question certification exam with a score of 75% or higher. The exam must be approved by the American National Standards Institute. While a food safety class is not technically required to take the exam, it is recommended. Food Safety Managers must renew their certificates every five years.

What is Covered in Food Safety Manager Training?

An approved food safety manager course will likely explore:

  • Food Safety
  • Biohazards
  • Foodborne Disease
  • Food Spoilage
  • Contamination
  • Food and Temperature Control
  • Preventing Food Contamination
  • Food Receiving and Storage
  • Sanitizing
  • Pest Control
  • HACCP System

How Do You Complete Food Safety Manager Training?

ANSI maintains a list of certified organizations that can provide the food safety manager training program. The most efficient and convenient way to take food safety manager training is with online courses. eLearning is quick, affordable, and mobile. You can easily finish the required education anytime you want anywhere you have an internet connection.

Individual Courses

Course Name
Course Type
Course Delivery
Hours
Price
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  • Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course presents the characteristics and application of Ha…
    Course Type:
    Online Package
    Hours: 16
    $125.00
    QTY.
  • Safe Food Temperatures for Sizzling Summer Heat

    Safe Food Temperatures for Sizzling Summer Heat

    This course is intended to prepare you to keep your food safe in the heat of summer. This course covers safe food temperatures, related risks, and common food allergens. It will help you be a food safety expert during your summer cookouts!

    Hours: 0.0
    Price: $ 4.99 $ 1.00
    No. of Users:
    This course is intended to prepare you to keep your food safe in the heat…
    Course Type:
    Online Package
    Hours: 0.0
    $4.99 $1.00
    QTY.

* Indicates course duration. This course is not for credit hours.

State Requirements

“Each food facility shall have an owner or employee who has successfully passed an approved and accredited food safety certification examination…. The certified owner or employee need not be present at the food facility during all hours of operation.” (CA Health & Safety Code Sec. 113700-113733)

Individual county regulations may be different. Please contact your county for more information.

Certification Renewal — Every 3 years