How to Get Started With Manager Food Safety Certification



STEP 1

CHECK REQUIREMENTS

Check state and local regulatory information and your organization’s policies to determine your training and certification needs.

STEP 2

SELECT TRAINING AND EXAM OPTIONS

Select the training and exam option that best meets your needs, regulatory requirements and schedule. You can use different formats for the course and exam. For example, you can take an instructor-led course and on online exam.

  • Training Languages:
    • Textbooks available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean
    • Online course available in English and Spanish
  • Exam Languages:
    • Print exam available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Canadian French
    • Online exam available in English, Spanish
  • Training Format: Choose online or classroom
  • Exam Format: Choose online or classroom

STEP 3

FIND INSTRUCTOR/PROCTOR OR CLASS

If you already have an instructor or proctor, skip this step.
In most cases, the instructor and proctor are the same person who fulfills different responsibilities when teaching and administering the exam.

Classroom training

Find an instructor and contact him or her to schedule your training and exam. Or you can search for a scheduled class.
NOTE: Classroom training requires an instructor.

Online Training

Find a proctor to administer your exam. The exam proctor will need to be physically present to administer an exam.

STEP 4

PURCHASE MATERIALS

Classroom Training/Exam

Ask your instructor and proctor what materials you need to purchase. In some cases, the instructor will provide materials.

Online Training/Exam

Purchase the course and exam voucher.

STEP 5

TAKE COURSE

Complete your training.

STEP 6

TAKE EXAM

Upon passing the exam, you will receive your food safety certification from your proctor.