Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate (also known as "Food Safety Manager")

Each food establishment that serves food which requires time/temperature control for food safety, shall have at least one (1) Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. The CFPM shall either be physically present or available by electronic or telephonic means whenever the food establishment is in operation. 

Process to Obtain Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate 



A Certified Food Protection Manager shall obtain a CFPM Certificate after successful completion of a test from a Food Protection Manager Certification program as described in the 2013 FDA Food Code, § 2-102.20. 
 
Maricopa County does not provide this testing or instruction for the Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate.

The following is a list of Food Manager Certification providers that currently are ANSI-Accredited providers of Food Manager Testing, as described in the FDA 2013 Food Code §2-102.20.

For Food Manager Certification Training, you may visit the currently ANSI-Accredited provider of Food Manager Training listed below: 

Length of Certificate Validity

The Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate is valid for a period of five years as of the time testing was completed. Re-testing is required after the certificate has expired. 

Certificate File



Each food establishment shall maintain on its premises a separate file containing a copy of the certified food protection manager certificate(s) for each food service manager. This file shall be accessible to the Environmental Health Officer for review upon request.