Certified Food Manager Program

Certified Food Manager Courses

The Chester County Health Department (CCHD) requires most retail food facilities to have at least one employee who has a CCHD Certified Food Manager (CFM) certificate. The Health Department provides a list of Food Manager Certification Courses that are given by teaching centers acceptable for food manager certification in Chester County. In addition, any course that results in a valid "Nationally Accredited Food Manager Protection Certificate” is acceptable to submit for the food manager certification. These programs include ServSafeThomson PrometricsNational Registry of Food Safety Professionals, and 360training.com. Completion of an accredited course will result in a food safety manager certificate that is valid for five years. These certificates alone do not meet the CFM requirement. The certificate must be submitted to the Health Department who will then send out an application. The completed application must then be submitted to obtain a CFM Certificate.

Please be wary of online courses, especially those with a minimal fee. If the course does not result in an ANSI-CFP 5-year certificate, it is not acceptable. For questions about courses, call 610-344-6689. 


Information for Certified Food Managers