Minnesota Certified Food Managers
Minnesota requires each retail food establishment to have a person-in-charge, owner, or manager who is a Certified Food Manager (CFM) that has successfully passed an examination from an accredited certification provider.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. The training course prepares the learner for the certification exam.
- The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is an accredited exam that assesses and certifies the knowledge and skills of a food manager. The certification is valid for up to 5 years, depending on your local health authority.
Minnesota Certified Food Manager & State Info
Food Manager Training Course
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.
Audience: Experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as owner, manager, person-in-charge (PIC), chef, cook, or any employee.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
- Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
- Lesson 3: Contaminants
- Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
- Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
- Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Lesson 8: Pest Control
- Lesson 9: Facility Design
- Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
- Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
- Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
- Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
- Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood
ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.
Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
Help with Exam
We have partnered with PSI - a global testing, certification, and licensing provider. The exam is proctored at a PSI test center location.
After purchasing the exam, you should receive an email from PSI instructing you how to schedule your exam. If you do not receive this email, please contact support at 877.881.2235.
You can also click here to schedule exam online at a testing center near you.
Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score, you may download and print a proof of completion document. The official certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam.
- Minnesota Administrative Rules: Chapter 4626, Food Code
- Minnesota Food Code – Minnesota Rules – Chapter 4626.2000–2525 Certified Food Manager Requirements
- Minnesota Department of Health – Minnesota Certified Food Manager (CFM)
- Minnesota Regulation 570 – Manager Certification (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor
- Minnesota Food Code
- Minnesota Certified Food Manager (CFM) Facts
- Minnesota Department of Health – Mobile Food Units
- Minnesota Mobile Food Handler License
- Minnesota Food Truck Association
- Minnesota Food Truck Fair
- City of Minneapolis – Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor (PDF)
- City of St. Paul – Mobile Food Vending
- City of Duluth – Mobile Food Vehicles (PDF)
- Olmsted County – Mobile Food Units
- Minneapolis- St. Paul Street Food Directory – Heavy Table
- Ramsey County – Temporary Food Service
- City of Sartell – Mobile Food Vendore (PDF)
- City of Hutchinson – Mobile Food Vendor (PDF)
- City of St. Cloud – Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- Minnesota State Fair – Become a Vendor
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Environmental Health Division
Food Manager Certification (FMC)
625 Robert St. N
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone: (651) 201-5000
CFM Web: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/
Course & Exam Summary
- Course Duration: 8 Hours
- Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
- Take course anywhere and anytime!
- Download course certificate upon completion
- Exam Nationally Accepted & Accredited
- Schedule Exam at PSI Test Center
- Available en Español
- 24×7 Support: (877) 881-2235 – Online
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Minnesota Food Safety Manager Course
Curso de Principios de Administración de Seguridad de Alimentos
Minnesota Food Manager ANSI Certification Exam
Minnesota Food Manager Course & ANSI Certification Exam
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