Food Safety Manager Principles Training


Sign up for our food manager training to learn about food safety issues and prepare for your exam.

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 8 Hour(s) | Language: English | 4.8 (216 Ratings)

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About this Course

If you're taking your food manager exam for the first time or want to refresh your knowledge on food safety best practices, this is the ideal course for you. Our Food Safety Manager Principles training covers everything you need to know to maintain a safe environment. 

You’ll learn about food safety issues, regulations, and techniques that will ensure you keep your customers and staff safe from foodborne illness. Additionally, the training reinforces how handling food the right way meets regulatory requirements, as well as lowers your food costs. 

Please note: This course does NOT provide you with a Food Manager Certification. You will need to also enroll in our Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Exam to earn your official certification. 

Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion


Renewal Requirements

Check your state regulations 



8 hours


Learning Type

100% online, available 24/7


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go


Course Updates

Content is updated and current

Topics Covered

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Foods 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: Applying HACCP Principles to a HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 12: Regulatory Compliance and Documentation

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop a better understanding of food safety, its importance, and those who enforce it. 
  • Describe the types of food-borne illness and causes. 
  • Discuss the types of biological, physical, and chemical contamination. 
  • Define temperature control. 
  • Recognize the importance of proper personal hygiene in the workplace. 
  • Identify cleaning, sanitation, and facility design. 

Regulatory Information

Some states may mandate that you complete a training course prior to taking the food manager exam, please check with your state or county for additional requirements. 


When does my course expire? 

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise. 

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

What if I need a refund for my course? 

If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet: 

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request. 
  • You have NOT: 
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam. 
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion. 
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course. 

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund. 

You can find more information about our refund policy here

How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?  

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.    

What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?  

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or   

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