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Food Protection Manager Certification

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry. More than 4 million foodservice professionals have been certified through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness. Individuals that successfully pass the 90-question, multiple-choice exam will receive a ServSafe Manager Certification and wallet card. The ServSafe Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards.


Food Protection Manager Certification Training

The Manager Training program provides food service managers, operators, and owners with accurate, up to date information on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to
preparing and serving. The principles learned in this course can easily be applied and practiced by all food service workers=.

Upon successful completion of the course and exam, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from ServSafe and an Ohio Department of Health Food Protection certificate.


Food Protection Manager Certification On-Line Course Options


Ohio Testing Centers for Proctored Computer Based Exam

  • https://home.pearsonvue.com/: Pearson-Vue offers the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  It is also ANSI-CFP accredited.  They have many testing sites (and a “Find a test center link”). 
  • https://www.prometric.com/: Prometric offers the Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) Exam and SafeMark® Certified Food Protection Manager (SFMK) Exam (both ANSI-CFP accredited exams).  They have fewer testing centers.

2022 Course Dates

Course, series of three class including exam, scheduled in 2022 for the following months:

You are registering for ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Training In-person Class Series & Paper-based Exam Program Series Dates: Must attend all classes to take the exam 

Click here to Register for Training

  • March 7, 14, 21 (28th is a bad weather make-up day only)
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • November 7, 14, 21

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: OSU Extension-Morrow County, Ag Credit Building, Mt. Gilead, OH; Second floor Conference Room
Cost per person: 

  • $100 Morrow County business/organization (offset by levy funds)
  • $150 for business/organization located outside of Morrow County

Instructor: Candace Heer at heer.7@osu.edu

  • Make check or money order payable to: OSU Extension – Morrow County
  • Online Payment - go.osu.morrowextensionpayment (please put in the comments - "ServSafe Training")
  • Payment must be received 10 days before start of program
  • Drop off payment or mail to:
    • Food Protection Exam Registration
    • Ohio State University Extension
    • 5362 US Highway 42, Suite 101
    • Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

If interested in a Food Protection Manager Certification course for your facility/organization, a three-month notice is required. Contact Candace J. Heer at heer.7@osu.edu or 419-647-1070.


2022 In Person Proctored Exam

You are registering for ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification - Proctored Exam (paper-based)

  • Pre-registration and payment are required 10 business days before exam date
  • Exam fee per person:
    • $30 Morrow County Business/Organization (offset by levy funds); Exam fee for registering less than 10 business days before exam date is $50 Morrow County Business
    • $60 Out of County Business/Organization; Exam fee for registering less than 10 business days before exam date is $80 Out of County Business 
  • You are not considered registered until the exam fee is paid; fee must be paid 10 business days before exam in order to save spot for exam or your registration will be voided
  • Registration exam fee is nonrefundable, but may be transferred to another available option; if you have registered and will not be able to attend please call 419-947-1070 to be removed from the registration
  • Make check or money order payable to: OSU Extension – Morrow County; we accept credit card payment in person only
  • Online Payment - go.osu.morrowextensionpayment (please put in the comments - "ServSafe Exam")
  • Drop off payment or mail to:
    • Food Protection Exam Registration
    • Ohio State University Extension
    • 5362 US Highway 42, Suite 101
    • Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
  • Exam location: OSU Extension-Morrow County, Ag Credit Building, Mt. Gilead, OH
  • Instructor: Candace Heer