Orange County - California Food Manager Training & ANSI Certification
Orange County - 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.
Orange County - 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.
- 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 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 Safety Local & State Contact Info
Environmental Health Department
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (855) 886-5400
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