Last updated on July 28th, 2022 at 05:40 pm
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Arizona FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
|State Regulations||The Arizona Food Code requires the person in charge to demonstrate knowledge of foodborne illness prevention. One way to do that is by earning a food protection manager certification. Maricopa County, however, requires at least one CFPM on staff present during operations. We highly recommend contacting your local health office to confirm your requirements.|
|Certification Exam||Optional at a state level. Mandatory in some counties.|
|Approved Certification Exams||Always Food Safe
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.|
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 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.
What training do you provide in Arizona?
- 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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