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How to get your Food Manager Certification

Complete Food Manager Course

Learn through videos and exercises with our in-depth 8 hour online training.

Food Manager Practice Test
Practice Test

Ensure you pass your exam by using our unlimited practice exam feature.

Food Manager Proctored Exam

Use our Food Manager resources to schedule your exam.

eFoodManagers Food Service Manager Training

Train and Test at-home with eFoodManagers Certified Food Manager Program. CALIFORNIA requires that each food safety establishment has a Certified Food Manager on staff. With the eFoodManagers program, you will earn the ANSI-Accredited Certified Food Protection designation that is required for California Food Managers.

CALIFORNIA requires at least one Food Manager per establishment to earn their Certified Food Protection Manager (CFP) designation. Get your training and your CFP here.

The 360 Training Logo Proctored Exam offered by eFoodManagers meets this requirement.

Term: 5 years

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Food Managers Certification Exam Only

$55.00 *No additional proctor fees

Proctored exam only
(2x test attempts included)

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  • 100% Online Program
  • Meets California Food Manager Requirement (CFP)
  • Online Study Guide and Unlimited Practice Exams Available
  • Online Exam with Live Proctor (M - F from 7am to 10pm CST)
  • Only 72% to Pass with 2 test attempts to pass the exam
  • Instant eCertificate when you pass - valid 5 years

Food Manager Online Course & Exam

$80.00 *No additional proctor fees

Online training program and Proctored Exam
(2x test attempts included)

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  • 100% Online Program
  • Meets California Food Manager Requirement (CFP)
  • Self-Paced Online Training Course with Case Studies
  • Online Study Guide and Unlimited Practice Exams Available
  • Online Exam with Live Proctor (M - F from 7am to 10pm CST)
  • Only 72% to Pass with 2 test attempts to pass the exam
  • Instant eCertificate when you pass - valid 5 years

ServSafe - Classroom Training

$135.00 *No additional proctor fees

In-class with same day proctored exam.

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  • Meets California Food Manager Requirement
  • Available in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Click on Learn More for times and locations.
  • 5-Hour ServSafe┬« Class with Same Day Proctored Exam
  • Includes Study Guide and Practice Test
  • ServSafe┬« Certification Issued Immediately - Valid 5 Years

Training Information

About The Course

Managing in the food service industry is a wonderful opportunity and a challenging task. The purpose of this program is to prepare you, the Person-in-Charge, for the responsibility of managing food preparation and ensuring safe food handling practices at your establishment.

The Training Program will cover:
  • Food-borne Illnesses and their Sources
  • Safe Handling and the Flow of Food
  • Equipment, Cleaning, and Pest Management
  • Management Responsibilities
Receiving your certificate

Official ANSI-Accredited Certificate will be sent to the address provided within 2 weeks after passing the exam.

Certified Food Protection Exam:
  • Examination is a closed-book proctored exam
  • Online Exam with Live Proctor (M-F from 7am to 10pm CST)
  • 95 Questions in Multiple Choice Format
  • Must score a minimum of 72% to pass
  • Instant test results available

Frequently asked Questions

Your eFoodManagers certificate is good for 5 years.

Generally around eight hours depending on the course and your comfort with the materials.

After you have completed this training course, you have the option of taking the Practice Test to prepare for your Proctored Exam. You can take the Practice Test as many times as desired. We also offer a Food Manager Manual and Review Study Guide for purchase.

The test is 95 questions, and requires a 72% in order to pass.

It is highly recommended that you complete the online course and practice test, prior to taking the exam. If you do not pass the exam after two tries, please contact support@efoodmanagers.com. We are happy to offer a discounted rate if you need to take the test again.

After the course has been completed and the "Register for Online, Proctored Exam" button has been clicked in Step 5, you will receive instructions within 2 to 4 business hours.

All food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve unpackaged foods are required to have at least one Certified Food Manager (CFM) or Person in Charge, either an owner or an employee, who has successfully passed an approved and accredited food safety certification examination. The certification is valid for five (5) years from the date of original issuance.

Group Purchase

Using our Business Accounts, you can train multiple staff members fast and efficiently. We offer different options for the size of the group that you are training.

Customized Web Portal and Manager Tools:
  • Manage transcripts for all food workers
  • Ensure compliance by location or manager
  • Access certificates on-demand
  • Understand potential risk through analysis
  • Award-winning customer support
Guaranteed Best Discounts:
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Invoiced
  • Subscription
  • Employee Paid
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Widely Accepted

eFoodManagers are approved in most states. We partner with exam partners such as ServSafe, 360 Training, and the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals to offer you an ANSI-Accredited solution.

ANSI accredited Food Managers
Cities of Recent California eFoodManagers


Why Choose eFoodManagers?

We Work With

School Food Manager Resources

Each year, eFoodHandlers trains thousands of school students nationwide. It extends to both middle and high schools. Our mission is to promote food safety education through affordable training resources.

Non-Profit Food Manager Training

eFoodHandlers is committed to assisting those who donate their time and resources on behalf of others. Any California charitable organization can access eFoodHandlers training and testing at discouned rates.

Food Manager Training for businesses

eFoodHandlers makes it easy for businesses in California to manage food server training. Manage employee transcripts, determine status of training needs, and set up payment accounts with bulk discounts.

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