The Foodservice Management Professional® (FMP®) credential represents excellence across the industry.
The Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) certification recognizes exceptional managers and supervisors who have achieved the high level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism that is most valued by our industry.
The FMP credential not only signifies a professional’s mastery of competencies to potential employers, but it’s also an important tool that helps the industry recruit, retain and reward qualified employees.
How to earn the FMP® credential, and take a positive step in your career.
The FMP credential recognizes your professional excellence in the restaurant and foodservice industry. This designation not only denotes an outstanding personal achievement, but it can be highly beneficial to your career as it communicates your knowledge, leadership, and professionalism to future employers.
There is no specific training course associated with the FMP Exam. The FMP Certification Exam assesses candidates on knowledge and skills directly related to job activities.
Follow the four steps below to begin the process of earning the FMP credential.
Those who successfully complete the Exam and meet all other requirements listed below are awarded the FMP designation.
To be eligible for the FMP credential, candidates must meet both of the following prerequisites before beginning the application process: 1. Minimum Work Experience -OR- 2. Specialized Training Download, print, complete and mail the FMP Credential Application. National Restaurant Association Solutions Attn: Course Administration Department 175 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60604-2702 Applications are typically processed within three to five business days of receipt by the NRA Solutions’ Exam Administration Department. Qualified applicants will be notified of their acceptance to take the FMP Exam within two weeks of submitting the application. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirement will receive a $100 refund, as there is a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. Upon approval of the application, examinees receive an acceptance letter, an Exam Request Form (ERF) and a list of proctors in their state.
Requirements for FMP eligibility.
1. Minimum Work Experience
2. Specialized Training
Download, print, complete and mail the FMP Credential Application.
National Restaurant Association Solutions
Attn: Course Administration Department
175 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-2702
Candidates may take either Section I and Section II together or separately. Sections I and II can both be taken up to three times within one year from the candidate’s acceptance date. We recommend that examinees utilize the FMP Certification Exam Review Manual to prepare for the certification Exam. Click to order the FMP Certification Exam Review Manual. Please note: NRA Solutions has recently invested in a revision of the FMP Exam that brings it in line with the latest FDA Food Code and with current research on responsible alcohol service practices. If you are using the FMP Certification Exam Review Manual, be sure to review ServSafe® Essentials, Fifth Edition, which includes all the key elements of the latest FDA Food Code, as well as the ServSafe Alcohol® Fundamentals of Responsible Alcohol Service textbook when preparing for your FMP Exam.
Exam Answer Sheets are scored by NRA Solutions and results are available within three to four business days from receipt of your Exam for grading, at www.ServSafe.com. All of the following are required to access your score information: Your only option for receiving score information if the above is not done is to contact your Proctor. Note: NRA Solutions staff will not provide this information to you and will only direct you back to your Proctor. Passing the FMP Exam places you in select company. You will have joined the ranks of industry professionals who have proven their high level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism. The FMP Certification is also an impressive credential to add to your title. Finally, in honor of this impressive achievement, NRA Solutions will send a plaque to commemorate that you have passed the FMP Exam and have earned your FMP Certification. Plaques will be sent within two to three weeks upon completion of grading the Exam Answer Sheets. The FMP Certification is permanent.
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