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
My Food Service License provides online food handler training. Food handler training is optional in most areas of Iowa 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.
State Requirements: Required, new establishments must comply within six months of licensure; Existing establishments that have not had a foodborne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply by January 1, 2018; Any establishment that has had a foodborne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply within six months of the violation; If the Certified Food Manager leaves employment then the establishment has six months to certify a new manager.
Food Protection Manager: Required.
Food Handlers: Recommended but not required.
Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required.
Food Handler Course: Recommended but not required.
Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Every 5 years.
Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.