When does my food
manager certification expire?
manager certification exams that are accredited by the
Conference for Food Protection (CFP) must expire five (5) years
from the date of the exam. The CFP exams include: National
Registry, Prometric and Servsafe. Some state and
local jurisdictions, such as the state of California, require
re-certification every 3 years, so if you are unsure, please
check with your local health department.
Foodborne biological hazards can and do change over time. Every day, discoveries are made which increase our understanding of bacteria, viruses parasites and toxins.
is necessary to public health to ensure that certified food
managers understand food safety as it is revised according to
new discoveries or “current best science”. These are
reflected in large part in the FDA Food Code, which corresponds
to the Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
The CFP is a committee of industry, scientists and regulators from all states and every state has a vote regarding changes to the FDA Food Code. For more information regarding the Conference for Food Protection, please visit their web site www.foodprotect.org.