RESPONSIBLE TRAINING'S TEXAS FOOD MANAGER COURSE
This food manager program teaches beginning food managers the food safety laws and regulations for the county and state where they work. People who are returning to the food industry after a lapse in service will also benefit by this in-depth review of food management responsibilities. This course prepares you to take the online Texas Food Manager Exam with confidence.
This Food Manager course has been developed to meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) E2659 standard practice for certificate programs requirements by training experts with the guidance of health department food safety officials and food management professionals like you. It is periodically updated to stay current with food codes and to improve quality; learn about changes here.
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A FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATE- A VALUABLE SIGN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
Anyone who is in charge of the day-to-day operations in a place that serves food to the public, such as a restaurant, bar, food truck, or hospital, must hold a Food Manager Certificate to show they understand food safety. Similar to training required for employees working with alcohol, It’s an essential part of an establishment receiving a permit to operate as a food service business.
HOW IS A FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATE USED?
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 certificate status through our online system.
When applying for jobs, you may call yourself a "Responsible Training Food Manager Certificate Recipient". You can refer to your "Responsible Training Food Manager Certificate" 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.
FOR HOW LONG IS THE FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATE VALID?
Your food manager certificate is valid for 5 years. This information will be printed on your certificate and may be checked by using our online verification program.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS FOOD MANAGER COURSE?
Upon successful completion of this training program, you will understand:
- The basics of preventing foodborne illness, including understanding how illness is spread through contaminated food and how food becomes contaminated through unsafe practices.
- Why hygiene is important, and how illness is prevented by good personal grooming, handwashing, and using protective articles.
- How to recognize symptoms of foodborne illness and when you should restrict or exclude food employees.
- How to safely accept and store food to prevent contamination, including when food must be rejected upon delivery.
- How to control food temperature to prevent foodborne illness, including how to measure and keep foods in safe temperature zones, and how to cool, thaw and reheat food safely.
- The right way of cleaning and sanitizing to maintain a safe environment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATE
The Certificate Program consists of ten easy to understand lessons in food management, each with a quick quiz so you can be sure you understand the lesson and are prepared for the exam. To be awarded a food manager certificate, you must view all lessons and quizzes, then take 75 question multiple choice exam, which you must pass with 70% to be awarded a food manager certificate.
If you don't pass the final exam the first time, no problem! You may retake both the training course and the exam, or skip the course and retake the exam as many times as you need.
WHAT PRIOR EDUCATION DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Anyone can sign up for this program. You will need basic internet skills such as locating and logging into websites, then reading and following the instructions found there. We use simple, straight-forward language so you can complete the course quickly and confidently.
HOW THIS FOOD MANAGER EXAM WORKS
Each lesson contains detailed information on the topic and fun exercises. The lessons have an optional voice over that will read the lesson out loud. After reviewing lesson materials, a 10 question quiz at the end will test what you have learned. Once you’ve completed all 10 lessons, you can take the final exam. You must score a passing grade of 70% to receive your Food Manager Certificate.
The Food Manager Certificate Program is designed to be completed at your own pace. Most people finish this course in 8 hours. However, you must complete each lesson before advancing to the next. All training must be completed within 6 months of registering. Each lesson can be reviewed in 15 minutes or less. Quizzes should take 5 minutes each.
WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER DO I NEED?
We recommend the course be done using a standard desktop or laptop. However, depending on the brand and version, you can use a smartphone/ tablet.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE COURSE AND WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
The cost of each course is located in the course catalog. You may pay using all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE FOOD MANAGER EXAM?
Registration is quick and simple. You will enter basic information and be asked to create your own username and password. When you are ready to start your training, log in using the username and password. You will be prompted to go through our introduction page before starting the actual course. Personalized password selection and a secure server ensure that test data and all other personal information remain secure.
REGISTERING YOUR CERTIFICATE WITH A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Please contact your local health department to determine if any additional registration fee must be paid. Counties and municipalities are allowed to collect a registration fee for Food Manager Certificates, but many areas have no registration requirements.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Responsible Training’s first consideration is customer satisfaction. If for any reason you request a refund before a certificate is issued, we will be happy to refund you the full amount of the transaction.
BECOMING A CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER IN TEXAS
Earning your food safety manager certificate in Texas is a fairly simple process. First, you need to find an ANSI accredited program. You can complete the training in person or online. At the end of your food safety training, you’ll need to take and pass a food manager examination, which you can do online through Responsible Training. When you pass, you’ll have earned your DSHS approved CFM certificate!