Earn your Food Manager Certification through our online, video-based training and learn what you need to know about food safety order to keep you and your customers safe.

Our Food Manager Certification is accepted across the whole of the USA and will be accepted by your local Health Inspector.

Food Protection Manager

Select Your Product & State Below. If you need to certify more than 5 staff a year, check out our internal proctoring to save $48 per employee. Email or call 844.312.2011 for more info.

Training & Exam Bundle - Kentucky

    What's Included in This Package (English & Spanish):
  • Online Video Training & Practice Exam – Self-Paced And Takes Between 4 and 8 hours.

  • 2 Exam Attempts – There Is No Need For Test Anxiety, As We Provide A Free Retake If Needed.

  • Remote Proctoring Take Your Exam From Home Or Your Office.

  • Food Manager Certificate Valid For 5 Years (ANAB Accredited) -Approved US-wide to the same level as ServSafe.


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Exam Only - Kentucky

    What's Included in This Package (English & Spanish):
  • 2 Exam Attempts – There Is No Need For Test Anxiety, As We Provide A FREE Retake If Needed.

  • Remote Proctoring– Take Your Exam From The Comfort Of Your Home Or Office.

  • Practice Exam - Test Your Knowledge With Our Practice Exam.

  • Food Manager Certificate Valid For 5 Years (ANAB Accredited) -Approved US-wide to the same level as ServSafe.


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Lessons Only - Kentucky

    What's Included in This Package:
  • Fun and Engaging Training - Online Video-Based Training That Is Fun & Interactive
  • Practice Exam - Test Your Knowledge with a Practice Exam



For the Food Protection Manager exam, it is a legal requirement that somebody watches you take the exam, these people are called proctors. A proctor is an approved, neutral person who ensures the integrity of the environment, security of the exam, and to confirm the identity of the person taking the exam.

Below are the proctoring options available to you:

We offer you the opportunity to take your exam remotely, meaning you can complete your training and exam at home.

You can schedule the exam for any time or any date so that it can be completed around your lifestyle.

In order to take the online proctored exam you will need a computer with a camera and internet connection.


Always Food Safe allows businesses to proctor their exams in-house.

The benefits are below:

1. Cost Savings – By proctoring internally, you will save $48 per staff member.

2. Certify Staff Together – You can proctor exams around your team's schedule. This means you can proctor multiple staff members at a time.

3. Quick & Easy – Becoming a proctor takes around 30 minutes!

To set up your business today, please call 844.312.2011 or email us at

Additional Information

Learn more about our training programs and exam process.

Requires a Windows/Mac computer with a camera and internet connection

To use online proctoring, you must:

Have a webcam and microphone attached to your computer (all laptops have these installed as standard)
Have a private room to take the exam in. This could be a room in your house, office, or public space. It just means you need an area to take the exam where people will not be walking in and out.
Have a current, government-issued ID

Which devices are not accepted?

Cell Phone

You can complete the training on the above devices, but you will need a laptop to take the final exam.

Complimentary Manager Dashboard offered to Growing Businesses 

When you become an Always Food Safe customer you are granted access to your very own Management Account.  
Stay on top of your food safety compliance requirements with our COMPLIMENTARY and user-friendly dashboard. Easily track training completion, monitor expiration dates on certification, and access multiple employees and locations (if applicable) all in one place.  

Contact us for more information or a demo on our manager dashboard. 

This course is designed to give you an in-depth look at food safety with topics such as temperature control, cleaning and sanitizing, and preventing contamination. 

Chapter 1: Introduction

What are your responsibilities as a Food Protection Manager?

Chapter 2: Contamination

Learn more about contamination as well as common allergens.

Chapter 3: Importance of the Food Handler

How does personal hygiene and work attire affect food safety?

Chapter 4: Time & Temperature Control

What do you need to know about time and temperature control?

Chapter 5: Purchasing to Store Room

How to safely deliver and store food.

Chapter 6: Preparation

How to properly thaw, prepare, and cook the food.

Chapter 7: Service

Food safety on the service end.

Chapter 8: Cleaning & Sanitizing

Steps to properly clean and sanitize your kitchen.

Chapter 9: Food Safety Management

Develop a food safety management system.

Chapter 10: Facilities and Pest Management

How to properly handle facilities, garbage, and utilities, plus dealing with unwanted pests.

LMS Integration is offered to more established businesses by offering the following:
 Provide training in SCORM files – all our training modules are provided to you. This allows you to upload them to their LMS platform, which provides training continuity for all locations.  

 Work with the LMS provider to integrate both systems – our IT team works together with the LMS provider to seamlessly link the LMS platform to our exam platform. This allows a smooth customer journey for all staff members to gain their certification.  

 Pass overall exam results & certifications – once a staff member has passed their exam, all data and certificates would then reside in your LMS. This allows the company to track all employees to make sure they have reached the necessary level of accreditation.  

Contact us for more information on how we work with your LMS  

What is a food manager certification?

A food manager is responsible for keeping customers safe by overseeing the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace. They must pass a test demonstrating their knowledge of food safety practices, and then they are certified to manage food safety practices in the kitchen.

Who needs this certification?

It is a legal requirement across the USA to have at least one staff member Food Manager trained and on duty at any time in your business. This training gives managers the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.

Is Always Food Safe's certification the same as other food safety manager exams?


The Always Food Safe Company, Food Protection Manager exam is equivalent to the Food Protection Manager certification programs from ServSafe (National Restaurant Association).

Our exam is ANSI accredited, meaning that it meets the required national standards for Food Protection Manager Certification Programs.

Are the different food manager exam forms the same as each other?

All exam forms are what we call equivalent. Each form of the Always Food Safe Company, Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is equivalent in difficulty and content to other exam forms. The forms were constructed by a highly respected psychometrician with an advanced degree in measurement and testing, and in addition, we call on the expert help of many experienced Food Protection Managers, (Subject Matter Experts). Each exam form goes through many processes to ensure that it is equivalent. That way you can be assured that whichever exam form you receive, it will test your knowledge equally and fairly.

How long is the food manager certification good for?

The certificate is valid for up to five years from the date of the exam.