Connecticut

Food Manager Training 

The My Food Service License Connecticut Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) course provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students will earn the nationally accredited Certified Food Protection Manager Certification upon passing the proctored exam with a score of 75% or higher.

The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research, and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.

The My Food Service License Connecticut Certified Food Protection Manager course is self-paced and allows students the ability to start and stop throughout the course.  Hours of video, text, and interactive quizzes and puzzles allow students to learn through various learning styles.  

Content covered in our course includes:

- The Importance of Food Safety Education
- An Overview of Foodborne Illness
- Chemical, Physical and Biological Contaminants
- Foodborne Illnesses and Intoxications
- The Flow of Food
- HACCP
- Cleaning and Sanitation
- Pest Control
- The A.L.E.R.T System
- F.A.T.T.O.M
- Practice Exams and quizzes and much more... 

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Food Handler Training 

My Food Service License provides online food handler training. Food handler training is optional in most areas of Connecticut 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. 

Portions of the full certification training that only apply to food handlers who do not need to take an exam. 
This training is a general food handler course. If your local health department requires a food handler card, you will need to take that 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. 

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State Requirements: The person in charge must demonstrate knowledge. Certification is required if serving hot food or utilizing a soda or coffee dispenser. Class 3 and 4 establishments require a minimum of 1 certified manager. 

Food Protection Manager: Certification is mandatory if in class 3 and 4 establishments.

Food Handlers Course: Recommended but not required. 

Exceptions: Food Protection Manager is required in the town of Fairfield.

Manager Training Hours: Not required but recommended.

Food Handler Course: Not required but recommended.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 3 years; Food Handler every 5 years.

Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.