All food establishments operating in the following municipalities (Del City, Midwest City, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City, Spencer, Harrah, The Village, and Warr Acres) are required to have at least one on-site Nationally Certified Food Manager (CFM) who is a person in charge if they prepare, handle, or serve unpackaged Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food (TCS). The CFM shall successfully pass an American National Standards Institute – Council for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) accredited Food Managers Certification Examination.

Click here for a listing of ANSI-CFP accredited manager certificates.

When and Where are the Classes Offered?

Note: Classes are not offered at OCCHD facilities.

Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Francis Tuttle
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
OSU-OKC Campus
900 N. Portland Ave
Student Center Conference North, Floor 3

May 11
May 24
June 6
June 20
June 29

9:00 am to 5:30 pm
2 day courses
Francis Tuttle Technology Center- Rockwell Campus
12777 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

July 13 & 14
August 10 & 11
September 7 & 8
October 5 & 6
November 2 & 3
December 7 & 8
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Oklahoma City Community College

Clases en espanol
The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
3321 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Clase es de dos días

August 12, 13 & 14
September 23, 24 & 25
December 9, 10 & 11

Clases en espanol
Beatriz Meyer
OCCC Capitol Hill Center
325 SW 25th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

2 Day Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays

August 15 & 17
October 17 & 19
December 5 & 7

The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday of the same week from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Who is required to have a Food Protection Manager's Certificate?

At least one employee in each food service establishment is required to have a Food Protection Manager Certificate. This employee must be able to train other employees on safe food handling practices. This employee is expected to be present in the facility on a regular basis.

Online Options

Individuals may choose to obtain their training online. OCCHD recognizes exams approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Conference for Food Protection. The training and/or tests may be taken by contacting these companies directly and choosing the option that best fits your needs.

These online companies offer several levels of training. Please make sure you are enrolling in the correct manager-level course and taking a proctored test. Please note that some of these companies require you to complete the online training to enroll in the test.

The nationally-recognized testing options are:

1 AAA Food Safety/AAA Food
(714) 592-4100
Exam: Offered in English, Spanish
Name of Exam: Certified Food Protection Manager

Above Training/
Exam: English, Spanish
Name of Exam: Food Manager Certification (ANSI-Certification)
Exam: Only offered in English
Name of Exam: Food Protection Manager Training & Certification

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
1-800-446-0257; 1-800-211-2754
Exam: Offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Modern & Traditional Chinese
Name of Exam: Food Safety Manager Certification

National Restaurant Association Solutions
Website: (national) or (local)
Exam: Offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French Canadian, Japanese, and Large Print
Name of Course: ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

Responsible Training/Safeway Certifications, LLC
Name of Course: Food Protection Manager Training & Exam

The Always Food Safe Company, LLC
Exam: English, Spanish
Name of Exam: Food Protection Manager Certification

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