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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.

Program Purpose:

The purpose and goal of the Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate is to provide individuals working in restaurants and non–restaurant facilities with an overview of food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food–safe environment. These individuals will also be able to better understand how handling food correctly reduces risks.

This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food–safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is required by law and how it improves safety and lowers cost as well.

Program Scope:

This training course is designed to prepare individuals in the Safe Handling of Food.

This course is ANSI accredited and complies with ASTM e2659 standards. The course is recognized in most states and counties, but it is always best to check with your local authorities to be sure you complete any additional local registration, fees, or applications.

If you are in Utah, Florida, Ohio, or San Diego County, please look for our other courses for those areas. This course is not recognized for certification in Washington State, Oregon, or Clark County/Southern Nevada Health District, but is useful in preparing for the SNHD Test, and is valid in other parts of Nevada.

Program Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define food safety and its goals, benefits, impact, proper adherence, critical control points, and recall requirements.
  2. Recall biohazards, symptoms and causes of common foodborne illnesses, identify spoilage signs and causes.
  3. Identify three types of contamination, explain how food becomes hazardous, and recognize how to preserve food.
  4. Understand time, temperature, and control with relation to food handling and how to properly take the temperature of food and maintain the temperature while storing food.
  5. Discuss personal hygiene importance and practices, and food handling practices and techniques.
  6. Understand procedures for acquiring and receiving food, considerations for meat and poultry, and proper food storage.
  7. Identify both proper and improper cleaning and sanitizing procedures and implications.
  8. Identify signs and eradication procedures for pest infestation.

Certificate Requisites:

In order to successfully obtain a Certificate for this course, you must effectively complete each lesson and pass the final exam at the end of the course. The lessons will cover material that ensure that the program learning outcomes are met.

The course requires a minimum 90–minute participation time to be eligible to take the final exam. Our system will restrict access to the final exam until this time participation requirement is met.

There will be a total of 45 questions covered in this final exam with a 70% passing score necessary for successful completion.

The passing of the exam is necessary to have successfully completed the course and to earn your certificate. Should you fail the exam the first time, you will be given another attempt to pass the exam. A second exam failure will result in you having to retake the course before attempting the assessment again.

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Qualifications of Content Personnel:

The course content was developed by a former Senior Executive who had a long tenure at one of the world’s largest publisher which also provides educational content and educational technology platforms.

The content has been updated over time through the help of individuals who are currently employed in the Restaurant & Food Safety industry at Senior-Level Executive roles as well as those who are involved in the Higher Education industry.

Conclusion:

Upon successfully completing this course, your certificate will enable you to show proof of training to obtain further licensing if necessary. In many States, this certificate is not the actual Food Handler License, so you must always check with your local Health Department in charge of issuing these.

Changes to Program:

All changes to the program shall be communicated via email to all applicable stakeholders. Any upcoming changes to the program shall also be communicated here.

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

Please note, the proctored exam must be taken in a physical test center. Click here to find your closest test center.

Why Choose Learn2Serve?

No additional Test Center/Proctor Fees!*
  • Learn2Serve is an ANSI-CFP Accredited Examination Provider
  • Certification Renewal – Every 3 years
  • No additional proctor or test center fees
  • Interactive activities and 100% online course
  • Print and Download Certification Online

Your Enrollment Fee Includes:

  • Access to the online course and exam.
  • Unlimited toll free phone support.
  • Official, printable certificate of completion.
  • Credit reporting to the State of California.

California Food Safety Management Course + Exam Bundle

Save $61 when you buy the course and exam bundle. Price includes exam fee.

  • 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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    • Seller 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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    • Included Courses
    • Online Package
    • $139.95 $113.00
  • 360training’s Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standard…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
    • Online Package
    • $55.00
  • Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Training + Food Manager Exam

    Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Training + Food Manager Exam

    Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles The Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles
    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
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    • Online Package
    • $125.00 $99.00

*Retakes not included. Additional exam retake fee of $25 will apply.

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
QTY
  • 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