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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose CA Food Safety Exams for Food Manager Certification?

We provide top-notch food manager classes in California, featuring personable instructors, smaller class sizes for interactive learning, and preparation for the Food Manager Certification exam.

Who needs Food Manager certification?

At least one person in every California food establishment must be certified to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.

How do I become Food Manager Certified?

Pass an approved and accredited food safety exam, such as the ServSafe Food Manager Certification exam we offer.

Difference between ServSafe and NRFSP classes?

Both ServSafe and NRFSP are nationally accredited; either certification is acceptable.

What if I don't pass the exam?

We offer a discounted retake within three months; no additional cost for re-taking the class (instructor-led classes only).

How to re-certify if my ServSafe certificate is expiring?

Purchase our ServSafe Food Manager Certification Exam Only for a quick recertification or choose the Pluck! bundle for a refresher course and practice exam.

How long is Food Manager Certification valid?

Valid for five years in California.

Lunch breaks during classes?

Most locations are at restaurants where you can purchase food.

Materials to bring to class?

Bring a government-issued, photographic ID (e.g., driver's license, passport).

How will I receive my certificate?

Results emailed within 10 business days; instant results for electronic exams. Printable certificate for scores of 70% or higher.

Does my certificate cover multiple restaurants I own?

No, each restaurant must have at least one certified employee specific to that facility.

Do you offer private classes?

Yes, our Private On-Site Food Manager Certification Class & Exam is available for groups of 5 or more, in English & Spanish.

Are corporate discounts available?

Yes, inquire at for details.

What if I can't attend after registering for a class?

No refunds, but we allow rescheduling with advance notice or a $25 fee without advanced notice. Keep proof of payment for rescheduling.

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