See who earned CFM from the healthcare update in Sept. 2018 to June 2, 2022
Certified Food Manager is one of only two certifications that are accepted by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) for the food service manager of a nursing home or long-term-care facility. Major demerits and fines can result in the manager losing their job. Companies are desperate to find people who are already certified. CFM is faster (3-4 days of study vs 18 months for CDM, less expensive ($219 vs $3,000 to $4,000 for CDM) and less difficult than the other alternative because we only teach what you will ACTUALLY USE. We suggest getting CFM so you can get and keep the job, and work on CDM as a long-term goal, when you have 18 months and $3,000 - it may pay more and absolutely is better if and when you can. But only 2 of 10 people who apply actually earn CDM. We suggest getting an AA on your way to a BA on your way to a Master's, same idea.
If you have a foodborne illness outbreak and get sued and your manager is not certified to CMS standards, your loss will likely be greater.
The Certified Food Manager Course and Certification Exam provides a foundation for food service operations needed in restaurant, deli, café, healthcare, secondary and post-secondary schools and military food service settings.
Certified Food Manager Candidate Handbook - for the detail oriented person
Administration and Security Procedures Manual - CLICK HERE to check on credentialing and re-credentialing requirements, fees, appeals and complaint processes.
There are 8 sections to the training and test CLICK HERE to see what those are and how many questions are in each section:
*Get the Proctor Sign-up to your proctor (main Certification page)
Step 3 - PAY -
*Complete the Integrity Form (main certification page
NOTE - CFM needs to be renewed every 4 years by re-testing. Signing up for more than one person? You can purchase up to 5 Test Access Codes at a time. We will send you the appropriate number of Test Access Codes. Signing up for someone else? Please put THEIR information in the bottom section, "Customer Shipping."
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