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Get your CALIFORNIA food managers certificate

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If you are looking for an affordable, fun and easy online food handler manager certification course, you are in the right spot. Get your California Food Handler Card by clicking the button below.

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CALIFORNIA FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS

State Regulations
Food establishments that prepare, work with, or serve non-prepackaged food that could be hazardous, are required to have an employee or owner who has passed an ANSI-CFP food safety certification examination that is approved and accredited.
Certification Exam
Mandatory
Approved Certification Exams
Always Food Safe
ServSafe
Food Safety Training Requirement
No
Certificate Renewal
5 years
Additional Requirements
California Food Handler Card: According to Senate Bill 303, every food handler is required to acquire a food handler card within 30 days of the day they are hired from an ANSI-accredited provider.
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FAQs

ServSafe are all ANSI-CFP accredited exams accepted in California.

5 years

Taking and passing an approved food safety exam that is accredited will be sufficient. However, taking a food safety training course is recommended to help you prepare for the certification exam.

You are not required by law to register with the local or state Environmental Health Services. Test providers, ServSafe, will provide a certificate that is numbered to each individual who passes the certification exam. All health inspectors will view a valid certificate as being in compliance.

The law states that a food facility has 60 days to make sure a certified food protection manager is employed when the business is just started, there was a change of ownership, or the previous certified food protection manager quits.

Food establishments that are mobile, for example, hot dog carts, farmer’s markets, produce stands, and any market that deals with only packaged foods, are not required to have a certified food protection manager employed. Contact your local health department for more information or if you are unsure.

School districts and colleges must fulfill the food manager requirements as well unless they are managed by a food safety certification program that trains them in food safety procedures.

If all of the food establishments are owned by the same person or company, then only one certified food protection manager is mandatory for the operations. If the food establishments are owned by different people or companies or are at different locations, then each one must have its own certified food protection manager.

  • Online Food Manager Training: A self-paced training that 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) that covers the major FDA food theories. This study guide also encompasses the Top 10 Tips to Passing the Food Manager Exam and two practice tests. All of these are done online.
  • Food Manager Exam: The test is conducted online via the Always Food Safe Company which is ANSI accredited and recognized by state and county health departments.

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Remotely Proctored Exam Only
Perfect for individuals who feel confident without studying
$99
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
Disclaimer: This option does not include any training. Training is highly advised and has shown to greatly improve test scores.
Study Guide + Remotely Proctored Exam.
Great for individuals who just need a quick refresher before the exam
$149
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
PDF – Study Guide
Tips and Tricks: 10 Tips To Passing A Food Handlers Certificate Exam
Limited time discount
Remotely Proctored Manager Exam, Online Course, Study Guide and Practice Exam
Perfect for individuals who want to do well on the exam and be prepared
$150
Normally $199
Always Food Safe Certification Exam
Food Manager Certification (upon passing exam)
Includes 2 attempts to pass the proctored exam
Full 14 Chapter Online Manager Training Program
PDF – Study Guide
Tips and Tricks: 10 Tips To Passing A Food Handlers Certificate Exam
Full Online Manager Training Course – Video Training
Unlimited Attempts Of The Online Practice Exam