Food safety training is not mandatory in all states, but it is highly recommended, as it will help you pass the Food Manager Certification exam and equip you with valuable knowledge that will help you succeed in the restaurant industry.
The Food Manager Certification is usually valid for 5 years. However, this may vary, depending on your local health jurisdiction.
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 or refer to your local health authority.