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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.


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.

Online Texas Manager Food Certification
Food Manager Certification Texas

Texas Online Food Safety Manager Training Certification

No additional Test Center/Proctor Fees!*

Why Learn2Serve for your Texas Food Safety Manager Certification?

  • Approved – by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Recognized – by major employers, insurance firms and enforcement.
  • Trusted – by over 500,000 sellers and servers from the industry.
  • Interactive – you may actually enjoy learning our engaging material.
  • Customer Support – online chat and toll free phone support.

TX Food Safety Manager Course:

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Texas Food Manager Exam:

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Get certified from the convenience of your home or workplace with Learn2Serve’s Texas Food Managers Certification program. Our online Texas Food Manager’s exam is regulated and monitored by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Learn2serve.com offers everything you need to be a certified food manager in Texas.

Upon successfully completing the Food Manager Certification Exam for Texas, print out your newly acquired certificate. You may be required to take your Photo ID, Learn2Serve certificate of completion, and pay an additional fee to your local health department.


  • This package includes the Learn2Serve Food Management Principles course and the Texas Food Safety Manager…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles
    • Texas Food Manager Exam English
    • Online Package
    • $110.00 $94.99

Our Food Manager’s Course is the most simple, cost-effective and hassle-free way to obtain your Texas food Manager certification. Free yourself from the need for fixing your schedule, trekking troublesome commutes and attending classroom lectures. Earn your Texas Food Safety Manager Certification entirely online from any convenient location, at any time that suits you.

Our comprehensive online exam and optional prep course are fully approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and are accepted anywhere in the state of Texas! Take the course, pass the exam, print your certificate, and get your Texas Food Manager’s Certification just like that! It is that easy! What are you waiting for? Take the Texas Food Manager’s Certification Exam now!

National Food Protection Manager Certification Exam:

  • You may take the Texas State Examination instead. If you plan to, or would like…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles
    • Online Package
    • $125.00 $99.00
  • Este curso cubre cuestiones de seguridad de alimentos, regulaciones y técnicas para mantener un entorno…

    Package Includes:

    • Principios de Administración de Seguridad de Alimentos Learn2Serve
    • Examen para los administradores de alimentos de Texas
    • Online Package
    • $110.00 $94.99

Individual Courses

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

What is the course?

It’s called the Texas Online Food Safety Manager Certification. The course is fully online food safety training for food manager certification. It satisfies all the Texas food safety state requirements.

What are its features?

Learn2Serve offers the flexibility and convenience of taking the Texas Online Food Safety Training and Certification as an individual course or as part of a package of food-and-beverage courses.


The Texas Food Safety Manager Certification Examination is regulated and monitored by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Printing or copying any section of the exam is strictly prohibited and a violation of applicable copyright laws. Any attempt to print or copy an exam question will result in an exam lock-out.

Once in the course DO NOT click outside of the exam browser window or you will be locked out. Once locked-out, you will be required to call customer support to validate your identity to un-lock the exam. Subsequent lock-outs will result in termination of your enrollment.

If you use the log-out button, close the window or click outside of the exam window, you will be locked out.

This exam is timed for 90 minutes; please ensure you have enough time to complete the exam during this time frame.

You are not permitted to use outside materials to answer questions.

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State Requirements

As per the Texas Food Establishment Rules §229.163, the person in charge shall demonstrate food safety knowledge by being a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Certificate is valid for 5 years.