Utah Food Handler Training and Manager Certification

Utah Food Safety Handler Manager Training & ANSI Exam

  • Food Safety Manager Certification
  • Food Handler Training

Utah Food Safety Manager Principles Course & ANSI-CFP Certification Exam

Food Manager Training Course
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code and covers foodborne hazards and pathogens, cross contamination, proper preparation and temperature controls, proper hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitation methods, regulations, and the proper techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

Audience: Experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as owner, manager, person-in-charge (PIC), chef, cook, or any employee.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
  • Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
  • Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control
  • Lesson 9: Facility Design
  • Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
  • Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
  • Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
  • Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood

ANSI Certification Exam
To be certified as a food manager, the individual must pass an accredited food safety examination - administered by a certification provider.

The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). With the exception of Connecticut, this accredited exam is accepted in all states/jurisdictions that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Reference: ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

Help with Exam
We have partnered with PSI - a global testing, certification, and licensing provider. The exam is proctored at a PSI test center location.

After purchasing the exam, you should receive an email from PSI instructing you how to schedule your exam. If you do not receive this email, please contact support at 877.881.2235.
You can also click here to schedule exam online at a testing center near you.

Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score, you may download and print a proof of completion document. The official certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam.


Utah Food Handler Permit Requirements

Before any Utah Food Handler is allowed to prepare or handle food, which will be served to the public, the Food Handler must:

  1. Complete an approved Utah Food Handler Training Course from an approved training provider, pass the exam, and receive a certificate; and
  2. Obtain a Utah Food Handler Permit from the Utah Department of Health.

This includes: Utah food service employees that work in restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile vendors, food trucks, bars, and convenience stores - such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, caterers and managers.

Utah Food Handler Training Rule - as defined in Utah Rule R392-103-3:

  • (1)  A food handler must have a valid food handler permit issued by a local health officer in the local health district where the food handler resides at the time the certificate is issued. The local health officer shall issue a food handler permit by mail or in person to a food handler that has a valid certificate indicating they have taken a course and passed an exam from an approved food handler training provider.

Training Approved by the Utah Department of Health: (2/9/17) (PDF Link)

  • Approved Utah Food Handler Online Training Provider: 360training (Learn2Serve)

Utah Certified Food Manager Requirements

Utah requires that a person-in-charge or owner of a retail food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the Utah Health Code by successfully passing an ANSI-Accredited food safety certification exam.

Utah Certified Food Manager - as defined by Utah Code - Title 26-15a-102.

  • (2) "Certified food safety manager" means a manager of a food service establishment who:
    • (a) passes successfully a department-approved examination;
    • (b) successfully completes, every three years, renewal requirements established by department rule consistent with original certification requirements; and
    • (c) submits to the appropriate local health department the documentation required by Section 26-15a-106.

Utah Certified Food Manager Rule - as defined by Utah Code - Title 26-15a-104.

  • (1) Each food service establishment in the state shall be managed by at least one full-time certified food safety manager at each establishment site, who need not be present at the establishment site during all its hours of operation.

Utah Food Safety Regulations

Utah Code requirements for Food Handlers and Certified Food Managers:

Utah Food SafetyContact Info

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

We offer online Food Safety Training is approved by the Utah Department of Health and valid statewide for: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, St. George, Layton, Millcreek, Taylorsville, South Jordan, Lehi, Logan, Murray, Draper, Bear River, Central Utah, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Southeastern Utah, Southwest Utah, Summit County, Tooele County, Tri County, Utah County, Wasatch County, Weber/Morgan and many more!