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Certified Food Manager Course

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Advanced food safety class for food managers and owners.

This course and accredited test (National Registry of Food Safety Professionals) helps food business managers understand food sanitation and Washington State Food Code Chapter 246-215. Upon completion, you will receive a:

  • Five-year Food Safety Manager Certificate from the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
  • Five-year Washington State Food Worker Card.

Course topics include:

  • Who is the Person in Charge (PIC)?
  • Demonstration of knowledge by the Person in Charge (PIC).
  • Microbiology basics.
  • Prevention of foodborne disease.
  • Hygiene and sanitation practices.
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.
  • Time and temperature relationships.
  • How to conduct the Self-Inspection Program (SIP).

Benefits to food establishments:

  • Increase profits through better sanitation.
  • Motivate workers through Self-Inspection Program (SIP).
  • Understand regulations and how to prevent foodborne illness.
  • Meet person in charge (PIC) requirements.
  • Five-year Washington State Food Worker Card.


To become certified, you must attend the entire class and pass the final exam. Classes are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Upcoming class dates are:

  • April 11, 2018.
  • June 27, 2018.
  • October 24, 2018.


Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
3629 S. D St.
Tacoma, WA 98418


Complete the application and submit with payment to us before the class date. Register as early as possible to secure a spot.


$185 (non-refundable)


Pick up course materials from the Health Department two weeks before class. Study the materials and bring them with you.


Contact Amanda Peters at or (253) 798-7677 or Carolyn Bassett at or (253) 798-4526.

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