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Chesapeake, Virginia Food Protection Manager Certification Exam

ANSI Accredited and Approved by the Chesapeake Health Department

ANSI Accredited and Approved by the Chesapeake Health Department

Everything You Need to Get Certified

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This Package Includes:

  • Food Protection Manager Certification Exam
    • ANSI Accredited (Nationally Approved)
    • 80 Questions (2-Hour Time Limit)
    • 750/1000 Points to Pass
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How to Get Certified
Training Demo
Recommended Study
Questions & Answers
Food Protection Manager Certification Exam 
The Food Safety Manager Certification credential communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace. This credential is received by passing the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.

Available in English and Español. You will have an opportunity to choose your language after purchase.

Exam Content Description
Percent of Exam
Preventing Food Contamination
Food Worker Health and Hygiene
Equipment and Utensils
Managerial Responsibilities
Regulatory Compliance
and Records
Facility Design
How to Get Certified
How to Get Certified
  1. Select a course that includes the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.
  2. Select an exam session with a proctor. You can do this during the registration process or any time after.
  3. Purchase course and finish the registration process.
  4. Prepare for the exam with the StateFoodSafety Food Safety Manager Training and Practice Test.
  5. Take the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam at your scheduled proctored session. Don't forget your photo ID! *
  6. Print your Food Safety Manager Certificate from your account at ** This certificate is good for 5 years. The exam is closed book. You will be responsible for adhering to the Examinee Code of Ethics and all rules explained by the proctor.

*Must be a valid government-issued photo ID.

**Must pass the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam to receive a certificate
Training Demo
Training Demo

Sharpen your managerial skills and arm yourself with essential food safety know-how! Learn everything from how to prevent food hazards to how to create employee training programs. This course prepares you to take the Certified Food Protection Manager Exam.

Get a feel for what the exam will be like with this exam-taking tutorial.

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Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
Do I need this exam?
Each establishment in Chesapeake, Virginia, is required to have one employee with supervisory or managerial responsibilities that is a Certified Food Safety Manager.

The StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is designed to assess the knowledge of food managers and is required for those who wish to receive their Food Safety Manager Certification.
Is StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam equivalent to other Food Safety Manager Exams?
Yes, this exam is equivalent to the food protection manager certification programs from ServSafe (National Restaurant Association), the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), Learn2Serve (, and Prometric. This exam meets the national standards for Food Safety Manager Certification Programs.
Are different StateFoodSafety certification exam forms equivalent to each other?
Yes, all forms are equivalent. Each form of the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is equivalent in difficulty and content to other exam forms. The forms were constructed by our psychometricians with PhDs in education, testing, and other measurement-related fields, using a synthesis of Rasch item response theory (IRT) and classical test theory.

To request more information about exam equivalency, contact
How do I become a Certified Food Protection Manager?
For a full explanation of this process, view How to Get Certified.
How long will it take to get certified?
Training and course assessment: 8 hours (optional; see Food Manager Package)
Exam: 2-hour time limit*
*Many examinees complete the exam in 60 minutes or less.
What is a passing score for the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam?
The passing score for the StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Exam is 750 points. You will receive an unofficial score immediately after you finish the exam. To access your official score, visit your dashboard and click on the exam transcript.
What is Scaled Scoring?
The StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification Exam uses a scaled passing score of 750 or higher. Scaled scoring provides comparable scores between examinees who may have taken different forms of an exam. If one exam form is slightly more difficult than another, its raw passing score—in other words, the number of correct answers required to pass the exam—might be slightly lower. However, the scaled passing score for both exams remains the same, giving the industry a consistent measurement of examinee candidates across all exam forms.

Be aware that this exam is a pass-fail certification exam. If one passing examinee receives a higher exam score than another, it does not necessarily mean that the examinee is a better qualified food safety manager. However, examinees may use the feedback after the exam, which explains how the examinee performed on each exam topic, to direct personal study. Failing examinees are encouraged to use this information to prepare for future exam attempts.
How long is my StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification good for?
The StateFoodSafety Food Protection Manager Certification is valid for 5 years.
How long can I access the Exam?
When you purchase a StateFoodSafety course, you automatically get one year of unlimited access to the training videos. Take your time through the course or come back after completion to brush up on your food safety knowledge!
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