Food Protection Manager
The My Food Service License Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Certification Program has been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board in accordance with the Standard for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs (2021).
Anytime food is produced or served, it is recommended that at least one person should be working with a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) license .
The My Food Service License Certified Food Protection Manager course teaches students how to implement essential food safety practices to create a food safety culture. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service subject matter experts.
Our self-paced course gives students 24/7 access using a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Students can also review any section that they choose to reinforce the training. Our certification program is 100% online and self-paced. Examinees can also take their ANAB-CFP Certification Exam on demand without the need to schedule a date and time.
We aim to make the process as convenient as possible for all interested in achieving their certification.
Food Handler Training
Norfolk VA Food Handler Training
My Food Service License provides online food handler training.
Individuals who work with unpackaged and/or packaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food contact surfaces are required to possess a food service (handlers) card. Foodservice cards are required before employment and are valid for two years.
A food service card issued by another city may be honored.
Virginia other areas
My Food Service License provides online food handler training. Food handler training is optional in most areas of Virginia and this course provides excellent food worker training to teach the important principles of food safety to food handlers. Your local regulatory agency may have additional requirements. Please contact your local regulatory agency for more information.
A food handler is defined by law as a person who works in a food facility and performs any duties that involve the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility.
This training is a general food handler course.
This course takes approximately one hour to complete and, upon successful completion, provides a printable food handler certificate. This certificate is good for up to five years.
This course is not to prepare workers to take the Food Protection Manager certification exam. The course to study for the certification exam is the Food Protection Manager Certification Course.
The exam is given at the end of the course and a proctor is not required.
Course is available in English and Spanish,
State Requirements: Demonstrate knowledge - see exceptions.
Food Protection Manager: Although certification is not mandatory, food workers must demonstrate knowledge, and passing an accredited Food Safety Manager certification exam is one way to meet the requirement.
Food Handlers: Recommended but not required - see exceptions.
Exceptions: Food Protection Manager: Accomack County (including Towns of Parksley & Onacock), Alexandria City, Arlington County, Chesapeake City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County (including Towns of Clifton, Herndon, & Vienna), Falls Church City, Gloucester County, Hampton City, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Northampton County (including Town of Cheriton), Portsmouth City, & Virginia Beach City require Food Manager Certification.
Food Handler: City of Franklin, James City County, City of Newport News, City of Norfolk, City of Poquoson, the City of Portsmouth, County of Southampton, City of Suffolk, City of Williamsburg, & County of York require Food Handler cards.
Manager Training Hours: Specific training regulations.
Food Handler Course: Specific training regulations.
Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager is every 3 or 5 years depending on the county. Food Handler renewal requirements vary by jurisdictions, please contact your local health department for specific information.
Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.