Food Manager Certification

Food Manager Certification

In general, food manager certification is not required by law in Oregon. However, it will provide managers with in-depth knowledge of proper food safety practices for use in their facilities. Another benefit of food managers' training is that facilities with a certified food manager as the Person In Charge (PIC) will meet the Demonstration of Knowledge requirement in the new Oregon Food Code.

The person in charge must be able to demonstrate knowledge of foodborne disease prevention, application of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points and the requirements in the food rule.

Managers that have successfully passed one of the listed courses are not required to have a Food Handler's Card in the state of Oregon and their Manager's Certificate can be used in any county statewide.

These programs will meet the food protection manager certification requirements as identified within the “demonstration of knowledge” and “closure” rules. This list is not an endorsement of any of these providers. In lieu of an exam certificate, a food protection manager course certificate issued by a government agency, food industry association or food industry training organization is acceptable.For available Food Manager Certification in Oregon click here.