2017 FDA Food Code Person In Charge Requirement | Food Manager Certification

On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the 2017 FDA Food Code that outlines that the Person In Charge (PIC) must be a to be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM).  The Person In Charge (PIC) is a designated person with a valid certification from an accredited program or verification of attendance from an accredited program.  This person should be present during all hours of operation.

For multiple permitted establishments within one physical structure (in one location)it is different. If these businesses are under the same operation ownership, such as multiple departments within one retail grocery store, the permit holder or their designee may be any one person with supervisory authority over any department.  View your jurisdiction food code to verify what is required in your area.  Requirements may vary from the 2017 FDA Food Code.

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Some states and local jurisdictions have their own additional requirements, such as registering your certificate with the local Health Department or paying an additional issuance fee.

 For more detailed information about the food manager certification, please see our state requirements on the right or refer to your local health authority. This varies from City, County and State.

ServSafe® Food Manager Training, Exams & Products

SS_6e_ManagerLearn about foodborne illness, how to prevent it and how to train employees in food sanitation. Choose from several online, classroom and language options. Earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.

The ServSafe® Food Manager program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.

Trust the only food safety program with roots in the foodservice industry to help you protect customer health, improve employee performance and preserve business reputation.  More Information

  • Training and Exam Formats: Online and Classroom
  • Training Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean
  • Exam Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Canadian French.

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Safety training program is widely recognized and respected in the foodservice industry.



The person-in-charge of a food service or retail establishment must know how and what food safety practices to monitor. Proper food safety training can lead to improved food safety, brand protection, and customer satisfaction. The SURE Food Safety Manager Manual is written to provide the person-in-charge of a food service or retail establishment the knowledge and skills that they will need to keep food safe. Learning and applying food safety practices protects customers and businesses.

The SURE™ Food Safety Training course is a 8 hour interactive lecture based program that will prepare your managers (Person-In- Charge) meet and/or exceed your brand standards as well as the local regulatory requirements. Upon completing the training course the National Registry of Food Service Professional (NRFSP) Food Manager ANSI/CFP exam is administered.

National Registry of Food Service Professional (NRFSP)  uses recognized exam development practices to design certification exams that exceed industry expectations for clarity and accuracy. Using exam Standards developed by the Conference for Food Protection, National Registry’s exam program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and accepted throughout the United States.


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Whether you are interested in TAP® Series courses such as our online Food Safety Manager Certification training or our online HACCP Certificate training for personal use, as credit or non-credit courses of study, or as opportunities to increase profitability, we are confident you will find the TAP® Series provides the quality answer.


NEHA® Food Manager Training & Products

NEHA_Education_Training_LogoOur primary services enable restaurants and food service establishments to custom their training needs so you receive as much or as little food safety education as you need. Whether you're looking for food safety books to distribute to your employees, want to create an internal training program, or are looking to provide certification/recertification for your food managers and food handlers, NEHA Food Safety Training has what you need...all at a price you can afford.

We work closely with health departments and keep abreast of food safety trends so you receive the most up-to-date effective training on the market. In fact, a large percentage of our registered trainers are health inspectors themselves - and who better to train you than the inspection experts?

Unlike our competition, we not only assist you in developing a reciprocal relationship with your local health department, we also help you decipher/provide updates on the regulatory environment. No other training provider has such an integrated approach to protecting public health and, in turn, ensuring the viability of your business. We recognize that food safety is a significant commitment on everyone's part, and that's why we're dedicated to working with you just as you're dedicated to protecting the health of your patrons. Bottom line, your reputation deserves the best...your reputation deserves NEHA Food Safety Training.

NRFSP Food Safety Manager Certification Program

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National Registry has developed the Food Safety Manager Certification Program to assess the knowledge and skills of entry-level food managers. Potential examinees who successfully pass the examination and meet all other criteria for certification will receive certification. Examinees must submit a signed Examinee Consent Form and agree to the Code of Conduct to be eligible to sit for the certification examination. Certification is valid for a period of up to five years.

National Registry uses recognized exam development practices to design certification exams that exceed industry expectations for clarity and accuracy.  

National Registry offers its food safety manager exam in two formats. The Food Safety Manager Certification Examination (FSMCE) is accredited under exam standards set by the Conference of Food Protection (CFP). The International Certified Food Safety Manager (ICFSM) is jointly accredited under both the CFP standards and the ISO 17024 standard.

Both programs are accepted throughout the United States and meets regulatory requirements. 

To renew your certification, you will need to take a Food Safety Manager exam before the expiration of your current certification. In some areas, continuing training hours are required. Check with your local health department for training requirements.

The only method for maintaining certification is by retaking the examinations.


SafeMark® Food Protection Manager Certification

updated-safemark-logo_supermarketsThe SafeMark® Food Protection Manager Certification program is customized to meet the unique training & exam needs of the retail food industry, including supermarkets, superstores, food warehouse outlets, limited assortment stores and convenience stores. FMI developed this program, working with experts who have been training retail food managers and employees for more than 25 years. The SafeMark® certification exam is available through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. 

SafeMark® Guide to Food Safety Class & Exam - Updated to the 2013 FDA Food Code! Presented by nationally recognized experts, Guide to Food Safety: Manager Certification Training includes learning aids such as industry case studies, an updated in-text glossary, revised icons that highlight key concepts, new supermarket photos, quick reference charts for safe times and temperatures, a new Certificate of Completion, and more. This training book will give supervisors and managers the knowledge they need to achieve food manager certification through the accredited National Registry of Food Safety Professionals companion exam. View English sample pages | View Spanish sample pages

SafeMark® Guide to Food Safety Train-the-Trainer  Class - SafeMark Guide to Food Safety Trainer's Kit updated to incorporate recommendations from the 2013 FDA Food Code. Presented by nationally recognized experts, the SafeMark Guide to Food Safety Trainer's Kit is an excellent management level tool for trainers who are working with managers and associates requiring comprehensive food safety training. prevention of cross contamination and proper cleaning and sanitizing. Trainer’s Kit CD includes: • Nine Training Session Slides with Talking Points • an Electronic version of the Trainer’s Kit in PDF format with Hyperlinks • 8 and 12-hour Sample Training Agendas  View English sample pages | View Spanish sample pages

HRB360U® Food Safety Manager Certification

HRB-360-Logo-with-Tagline-2The HRB360U® Food Safety Manager Certification Course & Certification Exam will give you the proper food safety training to help you prepare for the nationally accredited certification exam of the ANSI-CFP (American National Standard Institute - Conference for Food Protection). Our food safety training courses are 100% online so you can take it anywhere with just a computer and Internet access.

HRB360U® Food Safety Manager Certification is powered by 360training.com's Learn2Serve is an ANSI-CFP Accredited Examination Provider. After the course, please be sure to purchase the Learn2Serve Certified Food Protection Manager Certification Exam if you have not already done so. Please remember, your examination must be proctored. Once you enroll in the exam you should receive an email explaining how to schedule your exam with the nearest test center.

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