One of the major changes coming with Colorado’s adoption of the 2013 FDA Food Code is the requirement that retail food establishments employ at least one Certified Food Protection Manager. This change is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2019. This certification can only be obtained by taking an ANSI-CFP accredited exam administered by a Certified Proctor or Testing Center. A Certified Proctor is a person that has been certified by the testing center to administer the exam. Listed below are exam options for satisfying the requirement. There is associated training available for each exam. It is not mandatory to purchase training materials if you are confident in your food safety knowledge and want to proceed directly to taking a Certified Food Protection Manager exam.

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Firm Certification Title* Training Types Available Languages offered for Training  Testing Center Information Languages offered for Exam Exam Delivery Options Certified Proctor Information
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
(800) 446-0257
Certified Professional Food Manager Instructor Led in person locally, Self-Study, Online  Instructor-Led: English, Self-Study: English, Spanish

Larimer County Extension  offers proctoring services in person in Fort Collins & Loveland

English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean

NEHA Proctor,

Larimer County Extension offers proctoring services in person through NRFSP.

Analecia Vasquez, CSU Extension Larimer County
(970) 498-6008 or vasquean@co.larimer.co.us -OR- NRSFP
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
(800) 446 - 0257
Certified Food Safety Manager (ICFSM)

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Self Study Only No in person Training currently available  Online Training offered in English and Spanish

Pearson Vue Testing Center Information

 English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional/Modern), Korean Exams conducted at Pearson Vue Testing Centers See Testing Center Information
Learn2Serve®  (360 Training
(877) 881 - 2235
Food Protection Manager Online only English

360 Training

English online only through 360 Training See Testing Center Information
Food Marketing Institute (Training geared toward Grocers and Convenience Stores)  (877) 725 - 3708. SafeMark® Food Protection Manager Self- Study, Online,  Instructor Led All training types offered in English and Spanish


Prometric Testing Center Information


English, Spanish Available at Prometric testing Centers  www.prometric.com

National Restaurant Association

(800) 765 - 2122

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Instructor- Led, Self- Study, Online Instructor-Led: English, Spanish, Canadian French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Self-Study: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Online: English, Spanish

ServeSafe® Food Protection Manager  Certification Information

English, Spanish, Canadian French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Available through Colorado Restaurant Association Available through Colorado Restaurant Association
Always Food Safe ( 844) 312-2011 Food Protection Manager Certification Online English, Spanish- subtitled   Always Food Safe English, Spanish Online - Remote Proctoring  See Testing Center 

*Renewal frequency for each certification is 5 years. All certifications noted are ANSI-CFP certified and satisfy the 2013 FDA Food Code Certified Food Protection Manager requirement.