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Iowa

Iowa requires certification. Deadlines vary. Please read carefully.

State Requirements: Required, new establishments must comply within six months of licensure; Existing establishments that have not had a food borne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply by January 1, 2018; Any establishment that has had a food borne illness risk factor or public health intervention violation must comply within six months of the violation; If the Certified Food Manager leaves employment then the establishment has six months to certify a new manager.

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

Exceptions: None.

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. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: 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:  Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright

All Basic Food Handler Certification Exams offered through AAA Food Handler Training School are accepted in the following counties:  Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright

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