Who needs a Food Manager Certification in California?

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.

How do I get my Food Manager Certification?

5 Easy Steps: Create Account, Pay Fee, Complete the Online Training Course, Pass the Practice Exam, and Complete the On-Line Proctored Exam

We offer 3 different certification packages:

  • Option 1: Purchase the certification package. This includes an online study course, unlimited practice tests, and also includes your exam and fees. To get started, click here!
  • Option 2: Purchase the test only. This includes unlimited practice tests and also includes your online exam with live proctor and test fees. To get started, click here!
  • Option 3: Purchase the Live Virtual Training + proctored exam. This option is available several times per month. To get started, click here!

Can the Food Manager exam be taken online?

Yes, the Food Manager exam is On-Line with a Live Proctor.

How do I schedule the proctored exam?

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

How long is the proctored exam?

The test is up to 90 questions, and requires 750/1000 points. 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 on the first try, please contact support@efoodmanagers.com.

How do I study for the final exam?

To study for the exam, we recommend purchasing option 2 the Certification Package. This includes the Online Food Manager Training Course and Unlimited Practice Exams. The course takes approximately 8 Hours to complete. You can start and stop as needed. Topics divided into 4 Learning Modules: - Unit 1: Foodborne Illnesses and their Sources - Unit 2: Safe Handling and the Flow of Food - Unit 3: Equipment, Cleaning, and Pest Management - Unit 4: Management Responsibilities 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.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have any other questions: Chat with us by selecting the chat icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Email us at support@efoodmanagers.com. Call us Monday – Friday 8am PST to 5pm PST at 503-726-1076.