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Certified food manager (CFM)®



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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, less expensive and less difficult than the other alternative.  We suggest getting CFM so you can get and keep the job, and work on the other certification - like we suggest getting an AA on your way to a BA.

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.  

There are 5 sections to the training, in the suggested order for study:
*Introduction to the Training and Access to the Test
*Culinary and Customer Service
*Food Safety and HACCP
*Food Service and Financial Management and Math
*Nutrition, Kitchen Safety and Nursing Home/LTC Resident Safety

Step 1 
*Get the Proctor Sign-up to your proctor (main Certification page) 

Step 2
*Complete the Integrity Form (main certification page

Step 3  - PAY - 

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."

Normally within a few hours, but no more than 48 hours of receipt of your payment, you will receive your Test Access Code and a link to the training materials and access to the four E. Books that come with the course at no additional charge, for your exam preparation and professional library.  .
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Contact if you do not receive your code in that time frame.

Step 4 - Take the Test
If you have paid, studied and have your test access code, select the button

Course includes the following items to help you prepare for taking the International Foodservice Executives Association (IFSEA) CFM Exam, 

  • Training with PowerPoint slides for each of the topic areas
  • Training with pre-recorded Zoom with an instructor (students prefer)
  • E. Books for Customer Service, Management, HACCP and Food Safety
  • Certified Food Manager (CFM)® 100 question examination - up to 100 minutes without accommodation (accommodation requests contact

There is no time limit to complete the training and take the test, though our best advice is to study and immediately test.  You remember less, not more, as time passes.  

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