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International Certified Food Safety Manager (ICFSM)

The purpose of the International Certified Food Safety Management Program (ICFSM) is to identify individuals who demonstrate that their knowledge and skills meet specified food safety standards. National Registry’s certification program has been developed to assess the knowledge and skills of entry-level food managers in the food industry. Only candidates who are successful in passing the computer based test (CBT) examination, meet all criteria for certification, and remain in good standing will be awarded and remain certified. Certification is awarded for a period of five years. Applicants must submit with their application the signed Code of Conduct in order to be considered eligible to take the certification examination. National Registry has the sole responsibility for making all certification decisions.

National Registry develops and offers accredited certification programs for individuals working in food safety. National Registry carries out its certification activities in an impartial manner and exercises utmost care in managing conflict of interest and ensuring objectivity in certification process and decision making. National Registry maintains independence in certification activities without influence of any governance, commercial, financial or other interests. 

  1. Take a Computer Based Examination at one of over 1,500 Pearson VUE computer examination sites in the United States and Canada. Examinations are available in English and Spanish. Click on the link for more details and registration.