California Food Manager Training & ANSI Certification
California Certified Food Manager Requirements
California law requires all food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve unpackaged foods to have at least one Certified Food Manager (CFM) - which is the person-in-charge - by demonstrating knowledge of safe food handling practices by successfully passing an ANSI-accredited food manager certification exam.
California Retail Food Code – CalCode:
- Requirement: Food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, except temporary food facilities, shall have an owner or employee who has successfully passed an approved and accredited food safety certification examination. § 113947.1 (a)
- Designation: “Person in Charge” means a designated person who has knowledge of safe food handling practices and the major food allergenss as they relate to the specific food preparation activities that occur at the food facility. § 113945.1
- Re-Certification: Certified individuals shall be recertified every 5 years by passing an approved and accredited food safety certification examination.§ 113947.1 (h)
- Responsibility: The food safety certificate issued pursuant to Section 113947.3 shall be retained on file at the food facility at all times.§ 113947.1 (g)
Food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service and the requirement for a Certified Food Manger in the food service industry includes facilities like restaurants, caterers, fast food shops, delicatessens, bed and breakfasts, school cafeterias, and mobile food trucks.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training to help you prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam.
- The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that the food manager has demonstrated that the perosn has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from foodborne illness. ANSI accreditation helps assure quality and safety of food products, systems, services, and personnel.
California Food Manager Course and ANSI Certification Exam
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California Food Manager Training & Certification Exam
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provide the student with the required food safety training to help the prepare for the nationally accredited ANSI certification exam.
This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques necessary to maintain a food-safe environment and is based on the principles and recommendations of the FDA Food Code for people involved in the preparation, handling, serving and displaying of food.
Audience: Chefs, kitchen managers, resturant managers, food truck owners, mobile vendors, persons-in-charge, cooks, supervisory personnel, and food service prossionals.
Course Hours: 8 Hours
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
- Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
- Lesson 3: Contaminants
- Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
- Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
- Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Lesson 8: Pest Control
- Lesson 9: Facility Design
- Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
- Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
- Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
- Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
- Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood
CFM ANSI Certification Exam
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.
The certification is valid for five (5) years from the date of original issuance. Upon expiration, the certified food manager must be recertified by passing an approved and accredited food safety certification examination. A facility must enroll for an exam before the expiration of their certificate, and retesting must occur within 30 days.
This accredited exam is accepted in jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final 90 question exam must be passed with a 75% or higher to get credit for completion of this course.
- Before the Exam: To login into the exam you will need the username and password sent to you in the exam enrollment notice email. If you did not receive your username and password contact Customer Support at 855-796-3525. IMPORTANT: You must have your Username and Password available when you arrive to take the exam.
- Schedule Your Exam Online: The ANSI Certification Exam will be proctored by you at a PSI Exams – 3rd Party test center location. (Note: To login to the exam, you will need the username and password sent to you after purchase in the exam enrollment notice email.) Schedule exam online at a testing center near you.
- Course and Exam Completion Instructions: Upon receiving a passing score of 70%, candidates may print a proof of completion certificate from the LMS. Also, an official certificate will be mailed to candidates within 15 business days of exam completion. Certificate details are provided in this end of course instructions document. (400K- PDF) – Download
ANSI Accreditation Reference
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
Food Protection Manager Certification Program
Company: 360training.com, Inc.
Accreditation ID: 0975
Website: ANSI (Amercian National Standards Institute)
California Food Safety Regulations & Rules
California legal requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:
- California Food Handler Card requirement is specified in California Retail Food Code – CalCode: Sections 113790 and 113948
- California Certified Food Manager (CFM)requirement is specified in California Retail Food Code – CalCode: Section 113945
- California Retail Food Code – CalCode
- California Food Handler Card Law Guidelines (Word Doc)
- SB 602 – California Food Handler Card Requirements (PDF)
- California Food Safety Program Rules and Guidelines
- FAQs: Commonly Asked Questions about AB 1978, California Food Safety and Sanitation Training, and Certified Examination
California Food Truck & Mobile Food Vendor Rules/Regulations
- Sacramento County – Mobile Food Vendors
- Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association
- San Diego County – Mobile Food Vendors (PDF)
- Find LA Food Trucks
- Los Angeles County – Mobile Food Facilities
- Fresno County – Mobile Food Vendors (PDF)
- San Joaquin Couty – Mobile Food Facilities (PDF)
- Orange County – Carts/Trucks Mobile Food Facility
- San Bernardino County – Temporary Food Facilities (PDF)
- City of Riverside – Reulation of Mobile Food Vendors (PDF)
- City/County of San Francisco – Mobile Food Facilities
- Alameda County – Mobile Food Facilities
- City of Woodland – Mobile Food Vendor Requirements (PDF)
- City of Davis – Mobile Food Vendor Requirements (PDF)
- Napa County – Mobile Food Vendors
- Sonoma County- Mobile Food Facilities
- City of Santa Cruz – Mobile Food Vending
- City of Santa Rosa – Mobile Vending Permits
- City of Oakland – Mobile Food Vending
- City of San Leandro – Mobile Food Vending
- Solano County – Mobile Food Facility Requirements
- Yuba County – Mobile Food Facility Guidelines (PDF)
- Stanford University – Mobile Food Vendors
California Food Handler Training is accepted in these counties: Los Angeles County CA,Orange County CA,San Diego County CA,Riverside County CA,Santa Clara County CA,Alameda County CA,Sacramento County CA,Contra Costa County CA,Fresno County CA,Ventura County CA,San Francisco County CA,Kern County CA,San Mateo County CA,San Joaquin County CA,Stanislaus County CA,Sonoma County CA,Tulare County CA,Solano County CA,Monterey County CA,Santa Barbara County CA,Placer County CA,San Luis Obispo County CA,Santa Cruz County CA,Merced County CA,Marin County CA,Butte County CA,Yolo County CA,El Dorado County CA, and many more!
California Food Safety State Contact Info
California Department of Public Health
Food and Drug Branch
Retail Food Program
1500 Capitol Ave, MS 7602
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-1784
Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Health Division
Retail Food Protection Program
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite B
Mather, Ca. 95655-4153
Phone: (916) 875-8440
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814