Last updated on May 12th, 2021 at 12:54 am
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Arkansas FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
|State Regulations||The state requires at least one person in charge to be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) who has passed a test accredited by the American National Standards Institute Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP).|
|Approved Certification Exams||Always Food Safe
ServSafe and Prometric
|Food Safety Training Requirement||No|
|Certificate Renewal||5 years|
|Additional Requirements||All food service workers employed for organizations licensed by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants must take and pass a food safety training course to acquire a food worker certificate from an accredited program.|
Does the food manager need to be present at the food establishment at all times?
When four or more employees are operating in a licensed food facility, a minimum of one certified food protection manager must be there. If there are three or less employees, the certified food manager does not need to be present during that time of operation.
Do I need to have a certified food protection manager on board before I open my business?
If your retail food establishment was operational before September 7th, 2019, you have one year (until September 7th, 2020) to bring your business into compliance with the rule of having one-person in charge who is a CFPM.
Who is excused from the Food Manager Certification requirement?
Establishments with a low risk of foodborne illness are exempt from this requirement, including businesses that only provide commercially prepackaged foods or those that only provide non-time/temperature control foods (as determined by the Arkansas Department of Health)
What training do you provide in Arkansas?
- Online Food Manager Training: A self-paced training which is online and incorporates different learning experiences such as graphics, audio and cooperative learning exercises. This is a very effective learning program.
- Online Study Guide: A study guide (20+ pages) which covers the major FDA food theories. This study guide also encompasses Top 5 Tips to Passing the Food Manager Examand two practice tests. This is sent and received through email, but can also be sent and received through the mail for a small shipping and handling fee.
- Food Manager Exam: This test is conducted at a testing center at a spot near you. You can choose the date of your test, but will need to give notice five business days before you arrive to our office. The test given will be Prometric, a nationally accredited Food Manager certification, and is permitted and recognized by state and county health departments.
How Would You Like To Take The Exam?
Go to a testing center or take it remotely with your computers webcam.
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