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National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification Testing

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification Testing

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals develops certification programs for food safety professionals. Industry professionals who should consider these programs include wait staff, chefs, cooks, bartenders, hosts and hostesses, food manufacturers and supervisory personnel, such as the general manager or managers.

Certifications

International Certified Food Safety Manager (ICFSM)

Designed for: Restaurant and commercial food service managers, wait staff, chefs, cooks, bartenders, hosts and hostesses;

This is a Food Safety Manager exam. This exam is accredited by ANSI under both CFP and ISO/IEC 17024 standards. Taking this exam will help you measure how well you understand food safety.

To become an International Certified Food Safety Manager, you must pass the ICFSM exam.

  • The exam consists of 80 questions and 5 pilot questions that must be completed in 120 minutes.
  • Questions are multiple choices.
  • You must achieve a minimum weighted score of 75 to pass.
  • Click here for more details about the exam.

Downloads

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ICFSM Candidate Information Bulletin PDF 1 MB

Grocery Store – FSMCE-G

Designed for: General Manager, grocery manager, produce manager, store manager, assistant manager, clerk, barista, cashier, front end associate, deli/dairy/bakery manager, frozen food manager, hand dip or cafe manager, food service clerk, night crew

This is a Food Safety Manager exam. This exam is accredited by ANSI under CFP standards. Taking this exam will help you measure how well you understand food safety.

To become a Certified Grocery Store Food Safety Manager, you must pass the CGSFSM exam.

  • The exam consists of 80 questions and 5 pilot questions that must be completed in 120 minutes.
  • Questions are multiple choices.
  • You must achieve a minimum weighted score of 75 to pass.
  • Click here for more details about the exam.

Downloads

Downloads Format Size
FSMCE Examinee Information Bulletin PDF 1 MB

Non-Disclosure and Code of Conduct Agreement

You will be required to affirm that you have read and accept the terms of the NRFSP Non-Disclosure and Code of Conduct Agreements onscreen before you will be able to schedule an appointment to take the International Certified Food Safety Manager Exam. Please take a moment to review the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (PDF, 37 KB) and the Code of Conduct Agreement (PDF, 277 KB). If you choose not to accept these terms, you will not be allowed to schedule your exam.

Scheduling

Please recognize National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) as the client when registering. When creating your Pearson VUE web account, you will be asked to provide your NRFSP ID. This ID is created by Pearson VUE. If you are a first-time test-taker, you will not yet have a NRFSP ID and you should leave this field blank.

Be sure of your exam date when scheduling

If you wish to cancel your exam, you must contact Pearson VUE 24 hours prior to your exam appointment. Canceling or rescheduling an exam less than 24 hours prior to the exam appointment is not permitted. Not appearing for your exam appointment will result in the forfeit of all exam fees.

Last updated 2021-04-22