Food Safety Certification

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The State of California Retail Food Code states that food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, except temporary food facilities, shall have an owner or employee who has successfully passed an approved and accredited food safety certification examination.

The certification organization must be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as meeting the requirements of the Conference for Food Protection’s “Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs.” Those food employees who successfully pass an approved certification examination shall be issued a certificate by the certifying organization. The issuance date for each original certificate issued pursuant to this section shall be the date when the individual successfully completes the examination. Certificates shall be valid for five years from the date of original issuance.

The Amador County Environmental Health Department periodically holds classes and examinations for the Certified Professional Food Manager only.   Click here for information regarding the NEW California Food Handler Card.    


Currently an exam has not been scheduled.  If you would like to be notified of when the next class will be held, please call (209) 223-6439 and request that you be placed on the notification list.




This list is provided for information purposes only and is not to be interpreted as a complete listing or endorsement of any particular group or firm by the Amador County Environmental Health Department.




A Training Company
(877) 227-5212 

Food Manager's Certification and CA Food Handler Card:

English, Spanish

AAA Food Handler Training School

(877) 222-3487

English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Arabic

ABC Food Safety
(800) 676-3121 Food Manager’s Certification: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French
Food Handler’s Card: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean & Vietnamese

American Food Safety Institute

(800) 723-3873

English, Spanish

Family Health Services

(866) 754-7030

English, Spanish

Fidelity Loss Control Management (F.L.C.M.)

(866) 221-4045

English, Spanish

Focus Food Safety

(800) 845-2573

English, Spanish
Exam & study guide only: Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese traditional

Make Food Safe

(800) 510-0525

English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese

National Restaurant Assoc. Education Foundation

(800) 765-2122

English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

(800) 446-0257

English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese


Prometric Training & Testing Programs in California

To request a duplicate certificate call Prometric at (800) 624-2736.
Provides training materials, food safety exams and certificates for the Certified Professional Food Manager only.  

the Always Food Safe company 

 1 (844) 312-2011 ANSI accredited for CA food handler cards



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