Certified Food Manager Training/Testing Options

There are 3 national CFM exams (all ANSI-CFP certified) and 2 online
CFM exams (valid in Texas only) approved by TDSHS

ServSafe (NRAS)

(800-765-2122 ext 6703)

ServSafe does offer online curriculum and online exam (must be proctored).

  • Their exam can be done online but must be proctored at a ServSafe proctor’s location (offered in Eng, Spn, and Chinese).
  • Student must purchase online exam voucher from ServSafe and pay an additional fee to the proctor to be proctored.
  • Course hours can vary (6-14 hours) – FPM instructors with Extension offer 1 or 2 day classes.
  • 90 questions (10 are pilot questions), 2 hour time limit. Must score 75% to pass (answer 60 of 80 questions correctly)

Both paper and online exams MUST be proctored – FPM instructors with Extension can proctor this exam (paper or online.)

For more info visit: http://www.servsafe.com/home

Prometric

(800-280-3926)

  • Does not offer online curriculum but can purchase a paper based training manual.
  • Their exam can be done online but must be proctored at a test site (offered in Eng only) or a proctor set up to do online exams (offered in Eng, Eng/Spn, Eng/Korean) – (FPM instructors cannot proctor these online exams)
  • Course hours can vary (6-14 hours) – FPM instructors with Extension offer 1 or 2 day classes 80 questions, 2 hour time limit. Must score 70% to pass.
  • Paper based languages – Eng, Eng/Spn, Eng/Traditional Chinese, Eng/Vietnamese, and Eng/Korean
  • Must be proctored – FPM instructors with Extension can proctor this paper exam.

For more info visit: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/foodsafety/Pages/landing.aspx

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) (800-446-0257)

  • Does offer online curriculum that can be taken and then test at a Pearson VUE test center
  • Their exam can be done online but must be proctored at a Pearson VUE test site (offered in Eng and Spn) or a proctor set up to do online exams (offered in Eng and Spn) – (FPMinstructors cannot proctor these exams online or the paper exams)
  • 80 questions, 2 hour time limit. Must score 75% to pass.
  • Paper based languages – Eng, Spn, Korean, Vietnamese, modern and traditional Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese
  • Must be proctored.

For more info visit: http://www.nrfsp.com/

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Texas does allow two exam providers to be un-proctored that are online but are
only valid in Texas – called Food Guard (part of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) who is under
ServSafe – NRAS) and Learn to Serve and both are approved by TDSHS.

Food Guard

(800-765-2122 ext 6703)

  • This program does offer curriculum/tutorial and the exam all online or exam only online with no proctor necessary.
  • Online course takes approx. 7-9 hours
  • 75 questions, 90 minute time limit.
  • Must score 75% to pass, English or Spanish only

For more info visit: http://www.servsafe.com/ss/FoodGuard/index.aspx

Learn 2 Serve

(888-360-8764)

  • This program does offer curriculum/tutorial and the exam all online or exam only online with no proctor necessary.
  • Online course takes approx. 10 hours
  • 75 questions, 90 minute time limit.
  • Must score 75% to pass, Eng or Spn only

For more info visit: http://www.learn2serve.com/texas-food-safety-certification

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All the above certifications are good for 5 years unless otherwise directed by a local health
department to be more frequent
For more information in general or about CFM classes contact:

Donna White, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service FCS County Agent, Erath County
254-965-1460
dwhite@ag.tamu.edu

or visit the Food Protection Management website at:

http://foodsafety.tamu.edu/

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