Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Food Manager Certification Testing
All information on this page is current and was last reviewed by the division on March 28, 2013.
Florida law requires food managers to complete training and pass a certification exam within 30 days of employment. Private entities provide the training and testing. Food manager certification must be completed through one of the accredited examination programs listed below. Florida law requires all public food service establishments to provide the division with proof of food manager certification upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.
More information is available below.
Reference in law requiring food manager certification.
Rule 61C-4.023, Florida Administrative Code (Microsoft Word)
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- National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
- National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
- 360training.com (Learn2Serve)
National organization that has accredited the examination programs used by Florida.
Food Manager Certification Handout - English PDF / Spanish PDF
DBPR Form HR 5030-080, cut-sheet used by Division of Hotels and Restaurants' inspectors to remind licensees of food manager requirement.