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Arizona FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

State Regulations The individual in charge must exhibit knowledge of foodborne illness prevention. Becoming a certified Food Protection Manager by passing an exam from an accredited program is one way of demonstrating such knowledge.
Certification Exam Optional at a state level. Mandatory in some counties.
Approved Certification Exams ServSafe and Prometric
Food Safety Training Requirement In some counties
Certificate Renewal 5 years statewide. Specific counties vary.
Additional Requirements Some local establishments have their own requirements in regard to certification and training. Contact your local health department for more information.

FAQs

Which Certification Exams are approved in Arizona?
Prometric and ServSafe are both approved certification programs in Arizona.

How long is the certificate valid for?
The certificate is valid for 5 years throughout the entire state. Some counties have specific requirements however. Contact your local health department for more information.

Do I have to register with the Environmental Health Services after I successfully pass my exam?
This depends on the city/county where you will be working. For example, Maricopa County requires the original ServSafe or Prometric certificate, a government issued ID from the Maricopa County Environmental Health Division, and a license fee payment in order to receive the Certified Food Manager Identification. Contact your local health department for more information.

Do I need to have a certified food protection manager employed before I open my business?
According to law, you have 90 days to ensure that your food facility has a certified food protection manager employed when the business is just started, there was a change in ownership, or the previous certified food protection manager quits.

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