Instructors of Certified Food Managers
Instructor of Initial State Approved Certified Food Manager Course and Exam Requirements

On this page:
Initial Classes
Renewal Classes

Initial Classes

Initial Course Provider Requirements:
The Certified Food Manager Requirements (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4626.2000 – 4626.2525)

Step 1:
Register with one of the following three testing companies and obtain a registration/administrator/proctor number:

Organization Name of Exam Telephone
Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association ServSafe® 1-800-765-2122
Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager 1-800-280-3926
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Safety Manager Certification 1-800-446-0257
360 Training/Learn2Serv.com Food Safety Manager Exam 1-888-360-8764

Step 2:
After obtaining a registration/administrator/proctor number with one of the three testing companies complete the Food Safety Instructor Application for State Approved Food Manager Certification Initial and/or Renewal/Refresher Training Courses.

Certified Food Manager (CFM) Instructor Application(PDF: 136KB/2 pages)

Step 3:
Email completed application to sarah.leach@state.mn.us
or mail to:
Ms. Sarah Leach
Minnesota Department of Health
Food, Pools and Lodging Services
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0975

It is currently taking approximately two weeks from the time all submitted materials are received to grant or deny approval. Once approval is granted you then will be given a username and password to list your company training course information on our website.

Step 4:
Go to the Instructors of Certified Food Managers Login Page and enter your course and exam information.

Note: The Minnesota Department of Health does not accredit course providers for the Certified Food Manager program who offer initial courses.

 


 

Renewal Classes

Instructor of State Approved Renewal/Refresher Training Course(s) Requirements:

The Certified Food Manager Requirements (Minnesota Rules, parts 4626.2000 - 4626.2525) states: “a continuing education course must be presented by knowledgeable persons who have reviewed developments in the subject being covered in the program within the last two years."

The instructors qualifications must be in one of the following:

  • Instructor with an approved exam company;
  • Specialized training in the subject matter; or
  • Experience teaching the subject matter.

A Renewal/Refresher training course must address:

  • Food sanitation and safety or emerging trends in food preparation and handling, sanitation, or the prevention of foodborne illness.
Step 1:
Complete the Food Safety Instructor Application for State Approved Food Manager Certification Initial and/or Renewal/Refresher Training Courses.

Food Safety Instructor Application(PDF: 93KB/2 pages)

Step 2:
Email completed application to sarah.leach@state.mn.us
or mail to:
Ms. Sarah Leach
Minnesota Department of Health
Food, Pools and Lodging Services
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0975

It is currently taking approximately two weeks from the time all submitted materials are received to grant or deny approval. Once approval is granted you then will be given a username and password to list your company training course information on our website.

Step 3:
Go to the Instructors of Certified Food Managers Login Page and enter your course and exam information.

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Updated Friday, August 08, 2014 at 10:25AM