At Responsible Training, we make Food Protection Manager Certification pretty simple. However, you might still have some questions about the process, so we have taken the time to answer common inquiries below.
Holding a Food Manager Certification shows employers that you understand food safety and health regulations and have the knowledge needed to oversee food handling and processing operations. Employers can check your certification status through our online system.
When applying for jobs, you may call yourself a "Responsible Training Food Protection Manager Certification Recipient". You can refer to your "Responsible Training Food Protection Manager Certification" on your resume.
You may not say or imply that you are "certified," "certificated," "licensed," "registered" or "accredited"; these terms indicate a different type of program than food manager training.
This certification program will assess your knowledge and understanding in:
- Highly Susceptible Populations and FDA Food Code Terminology - 7%
- Foodborne Illness - 9%
- Health Inspections and Facility Maintenance - 5%
- Food Management Responsibilities - 7%
- Food Controls - 23%
- Proper Cleaning and Sanitizing Measures for Food Equipment - 19%
- Employee Hygiene - 7%
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) - 19%
- Proper Use of Chemicals and Pest Control - 5%
There are two possible test forms you can take. Both test forms are equivalent with the same minimum passing score of 70% +\- 0.1%.
We recommend the course be done using a standard desktop or laptop. In order to take the certification exam, you will need access to a computer with a webcam and must take the virtually-proctored exam in a room with a door
You will be required to show the proctor the room that you are using the take the exam.
Yes – Responsible Training's online Food Protection Manager program is ANAB/ANSI accredited for all the states and locales that accept the ANSI standard. The live online proctoring feature allows you to complete the course and take the exam online in the convenience of your own home or office. Using the Responsible Training online training and virtually proctored exam program saves time and money.
Generally speaking, yes, all food establishment managers in all states need the ANAB/ANSI accredited Food Protection Manager certification. However, check with your state and local health departments to confirm exactly which personnel must be certified and under what conditions.
If you are trying to fit this training into your busy schedule, we have good news – you won’t need to commit hours and hours of study time to this process. With our training, you can work at your own pace and go through each of the four lessons plus the final review and exam as you are ready and have time available. You have up to six months from the date of registration to complete this program.
With that said, if you are in a hurry and need to complete it quickly, you can set aside some time and do the work in a single day. Roughly 20 minutes will be required for each lesson and quiz, and there are four of those to complete. Then, you’ll need to complete the final review and exam process. So, with some time set aside to focus on the task, this can be completed in a day and you will be finished with your TABC certificate.