• Food Managers Certification Course

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Why Take Our Course?

  • Section 12-201.11(A)(1) of the Wisconsin Food Code requires that the operator or manager of a restaurant that is new or has changed hands shall become certified in safe food handling practices within 90 days after opening.
  • Our instructors are approved by, and our course administered by, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals which has been approved by the HFS (Health and Family Services) Department.
  • We provide the most widely offered course in the state with convenient dates and locations.
  • We offer Wisconsinís most popular state approved certified food course.
  • Nearly 24,000 participants have successfully completed our course.
  • Test results received by mail in two to three weeks.
  • The use of Electronic Devices, Recording Devices or Cell Phones is prohibited during the course.

View Schedule of Classes     Courses run as low as $95 for TLW members and $125 for non-members


Course Audit

Our Professional Food Manager's Certification Course is available with an option to audit. What does this mean to you? Auditing the course means that you and your employees can now benefit from professional training in "safe food handling practices" at a more affordable rate. For those who choose to audit, they can participate fully in the course lecture and discussion with the use of a loaner book. At the end of the class, the auditing participant will not be required to take the examination. Auditing the course will not provide certification but is offered as a means to provide affordable education and training. The Course Audit option is $35 for TLW members and $50 for non-members

Original Course Details

  • Complete course and exam materials are included in course fee.
  • All classes begin at 9 AM sharp (walk-in registration begins at 8:30 AM), and run to approx. 3:00 PM.- Except where noted on schedule.
  • Exam is given around 2 PM. (You are allowed two hours to complete the exam.) Please call for the exact time if you are taking the exam only.
  • Photo ID required to take the exam - this is mandatory!!
  • Bring a #2 pencil and a highlighter.
  • Lunch is available at or near the location, (cost not included in fee).
  • Confirmations will be sent out. Call us at 1-800-445-9221 for verification.
View Schedule of Classes       Courses run as low as $95 for TLW members and $125 for non-members

Small Operator Training Course Details (Recertification)
This course is only if you have been initially
certified before.
 Small Operator FAQ

 As of January 2015, all owners or managers who renewed a (CFM) Certified Food Managers license had to show the food inspector proof of passing a nationally accredited food protection examination. With the passage of Act 9, small restaurants with five (5) or fewer food handlers are now exempt from renewing their CFM license by completing a nationally accredited food protection examination. Instead, small restaurant operators or managers have the option to take a Food Safety Training for Small Operator course.
With restaurants with more than five (5) food handlers, nothing has changed.  This law only changes the renewal process for owners and managers of small restaurants that choose not to renew their license by exhibiting competency on an examination. Instead you will be issued a small operators permit, which allows you to operate without a Certified Food Managers License.
Our exam will be very informal.
A permit will be mailed to you within two (2) weeks of completing the course.

       View Schedule of Small Operator Training Classes     Courses run as low as $55 for TLW members and $65 for non-members