Last updated on July 28th, 2022 at 06:22 pm
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Washington 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||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.|
Is the Food Manager Certification required in every state?
No! However, Food Manager Certification is mandatory in many of the states and counties across the country. We always recommend that you check with your local health department prior to purchasing any online or in-person course to ensure you get exactly what you need.
How do I get a Food Manager Certification?
Most regulatory agencies accept ANSI-approved Certified Food Protection Manager Exams. However, some jurisdictions have developed their own programs which they require in place of ANSI-approved programs.
Is there a minimum passing score for the Food Safety Manager exam?
Yes, The minimum passing score is 75%.
Does Food Handler Solutions offer the ANSI-approved certification exams?
Yes! We offer different online training packages which give you a few different price options depending on how much you want to study and practice before taking the exam. We also use the Prometric exam and testing facilities scattered across the United States. This gives you a unique learning experience from the comfort of your own home.
How long is the Food Manager certificate good for?
Normally this certificate is valid for 5 years. However, this could differ from county to county so we always recommend checking with your local health department prior to taking any online or in-person course and exam.
Are certificates valid in multiple states?
Most states will recognize a food manager certificate that was obtained in a different state as long as the certificate was obtained by an ANSI-approved source and both jurisdictions recognize ANSI certificates.
What training do you provide in Washington?
- 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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