Training Options

Food Manager Certification training – on your schedule

Certified food managers are an important part of your success. Get ready for the exam, or get your staff ready, with one of the easy, flexible training options outlined below.

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Any training based on the most recent FDA Food Code can be used to prepare for our exams. Note: Some states have training requirements. Check with your local health department.

What's on the Exam

Want to know what topics the Food Manager Certification exam covers, what the process is like, or if there are special requirements for test takers? Check out the Examination Blueprint to see what’s covered on the Food Manager Certification Exam. Download the Examinee Handbook (English) to learn more about the exam, the process, and requirements. Download the ICFSM Examinee Information Bulletin to learn more about the exam, the process and the requirements.

Find a Local Trainer

Sometimes one-on-one training is the best option. If it’s right for you or your staff, select your state from the dropdown list below, and then choose your county and a trainer or test administrator. Or, see a nationwide list of trainers and test administrators.

Online Training Options

Before you take an online training program, make sure it was developed using the most recent edition of the FDA Food Code.

  • Diversys Learning offers Food Safety Manager Online Training (not valid in Illinois — approved in Ohio). Learn more.
  • ServSafe also offers Food Safety Manager Training. Learn more.

Self-Study Program

National Registry has retired our print products. If you are in need of training material for classes please visit ServSafe. ServSafe offers Manager and Food Handler level training products that are updated with the latest Food Code.

Online Refresher Course

Have you already taken the food manager exam? Before you take it again, prepare with this online refresher course. This interactive course covers the eight areas that make up the Food Safety Manager Certification Examination.

Take the Online Refresher Course


National Registry offers several options with multiple language options for you to take the Food Manager Certification, including paper and pencil, online with a proctor, at a Pearson VUE testing center, or at a secure remote kiosk.


Other Training Programs

Food Handler Training

The First Principles certificate program, available online and in a classroom setting, provides food handlers with the knowledge and skills they need to safely handle foods for human consumption.

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