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California regulations vary by type of establishment. Please read carefully.

State Requirements: Food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged Time/Temperature Control for Food Safety (TCS) food, except temporary food facilities, shall have an owner or employee who has successfully passed an approved and accredited food safety certification examination.

Food Protection Manager: Required. Please check AAA Food Handler Training School's (AAAFHTS) Certified Professional Food Safety Manager (CPFSM), Convenience Store Food Safety Manager (CSFSM), and Grocery Store Food Safety Manager (GSFSM) programs for details.

Food Handlers: Required to take an ANSI/ASTM-2659 course. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now. (Note: Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego County Health Departments offer their own BFH cards.)

Exceptions: Food Handlers - grocery stores.

Manager Training Hours: Recommended but not required. AAAFHTS offers engaging and complete online as well as DVD video training series to help prepare for your Food Safety Manager certification examination.

Food Handler Course: Requires an ANSI/ASTM 2659 approved Food Handler Course. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 5 years; Food Handler every 3 years.

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and Prometric Acceptance: Yes

Course Materials Available: Yes. Please check AAAFHTS's  CPFSM, CSFSM, and GSFSM programs for specific details. 

Approved Options: Classroom, Home Study Course, Online Training, and Pearson Vue or Prometric Testing Centers.

(Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.)

All Food Manager Certification Exams offered through AAA Food Handler Training School are accepted in the following counties:  Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba

All Basic Food Handler Certification Exams offered through AAA Food Handler Training School are accepted in the following counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba

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