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Colorado regulations vary by location. Please read carefully.

State Requirements: Recommended but not required. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

Food Protection Manager: Although certification is not mandatory, food workers must demonstrate knowledge and passing an accredited Food Safety Manager certification exam is one way to meet the requirement. 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: Not required but approved and recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for food workers in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Grand, Jackson, Mineral, Moffat, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

Exceptions: Food Protection Manager is required in Denver County and the city of Denver. 

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: Recommended but not required.

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

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals 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:  Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield,Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, and Yuma

All Basic Food Handler Certification Exams offered through AAA Food Handler Training School are accepted in the following counties:  Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield,Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, and Yuma

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