FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATIONAll 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.
When and Where are the Classes Offered?
Note: Classes are not offered at OCCHD facilities.
Oklahoma Restaurant Association
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
900 N. Portland Ave
Student Center Conference North, Floor 3
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
2 day courses
Francis Tuttle Technology Center- Rockwell Campus
12777 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
August 12th & 13th
September 2nd & 3rd
Clases en español
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Oklahoma City Community College
January 29 & 30
Clases en espanol
January 25, 27,
February 1, and 3
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.
Changes to Oklahoma City municipal ordinance involving Food Manager Requirements.
Oklahoma City will continue to require at least one employee in each establishment to have a Food Manager Certification. This certification must come from one of the exams approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Conference for Food Protection. The change that has occurred is the employee is no longer required to bring the certificate and register it with the Health Department. The original certificates must be posted in the food establishments and will be recognized for five (5) years. If you have any other Food Manager questions, please contact the Food Education Coordinator.
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.
If you choose one of these options, training may be done at your own pace on a personal computer; however ONLY State Food Safety and The Always Food Safe Company provides an online proctor, the other tests provided must be done at a license exam facility with a proctor. 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:
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
Exam: Offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Modern & Traditional Chinese
Name of Exam: Food Safety Manager Certification
Website: servsafe.com (national) or okrestaurants.com (local)
Exam: Offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French Canadian, Japanese, and Large Print
Name of Course: ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My Food Protection Manager Certification has expired. How and where do I go to renew my certification?
A: Food Protection Manager Certification can be renewed by attending one of the classes offered and passing the exam. You may also opt to just take the exam without attending the classes if you have tested before. The exams are offered at all the classes or you may choose one of the online options to test at a testing site. We no longer offer tests at OCCHD.