Concord - California Food Manager Training & ANSI Certification

Concord - 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.

Concord - California Food Safety Training Course, Regulations & Contact Info

  • Food Manager Training & Exam
  • State Regulations
  • Local & State Contact

Food Manager Training Course & ANSI Certification Exam

Food Manager Training Course
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

Audience: Experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as owner, manager, person-in-charge (PIC), chef, cook, or any employee.

Course Outline

  • 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

ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.

The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

Help with Exam
We have partnered with PSI - a global testing, certification, and licensing provider. The exam is proctored at a PSI test center location.

After purchasing the exam, you should receive an email from PSI instructing you how to schedule your exam. If you do not receive this email, please contact support at 877.881.2235.
You can also click here to schedule exam online at a testing center near you.

Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score, you may download and print a proof of completion document. The official certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam.

California Food Safety Regulations & Rules

California legal requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:

California Food Truck & Mobile Food Vendor Rules/Regulations


California Food Safety Local & State Contact Info

Concord & Contra Costa County
Department of Environmental Health
Retail Food Program
2120 Diamond Boulevard Suite 200
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 692-2500

State of California
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