The TLW provides Certified Food Manager classes and exams at locations throughout the state.
Class schedules are released three times a year.  
 
 
 
 
 

 

National Certified Food Safety Manager Class

To obtain a National Certified Food Safety Manager License, you must pass a state-approved exam. The TLW class prepares you first, and then administers the exam the same day. For establishments with more than five (5) food handlers you MUST have a licensed-certified Food Manager on staff at each location. A food handler is any individual engaged in the preparation or processing of food. Examples include:

• a chef
• a waitress that prepares a salad
• a server that scoops ice cream
• a bartender that cooks a frozen pizza or drops breaded mushrooms, etc. into a fryer

 
We encourage you to download the following documents to review prior to the class and for reference thereafter:


Register Here 


Class Audit Option
The National Certified Food Safety Manager License class is also available as an audit-only option. Auditing the class gives you and your employees the benefit of professional food handling training at a lesser cost. You may participate fully in the class lecture and discussion and will receive a class textbook. You will not be required to take the examination, nor will you be provided a license. The Class Audit option is $60.

 

Online-Only Food Safety Manager Training (TAP Series)
Online food manager training for the Food Safety Manager License is available through the TAP Series for $85. Register here. To receive the Food Safety Manager License following completion of the online training, you must register for the "exam only." Click here and select Exam Only when choosing your options for any class.
 


Small Operator Permit

If you currently own a valid Wisconsin CFPM License and want to proceed with a Small Operator Permit, there are certain requirements you must meet, i.e., your license cannot be expired and you must employ five (5) or fewer total food handlers, including yourself.*

A food handler is an individual engaged in the preparation or processing of food. Examples include:

• a chef
• a waitress that prepares a salad
• a server that scoops ice cream
• a bartender that cooks a frozen pizza or drops breaded mushrooms, etc. into a fryer 

*Contact your county health department or local municipality for your county ordinance, which can be stricter than these minimum code requirements. Several counties in Wisconsin require a person in charge (PIC) with a CFM License on site every hour of food preparation. Click the following link for your local health department information https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lh-depts/counties.htm

 

Register  Here

 
 
Online-Only Small Operator Training (TAP Series)
Online Small Operator Training is available through the TAP Series for $85. Register here
 


Class sizes are limited to 35 people. At-door registrants may be denied entry. 
Classes are non-refundable.
You will have 60 days from the date of cancellation to reschedule; it is your responsibility to reschedule within 60 days.
 
The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, approved by the HFS (Health and Family Services) Department,
approves our instructors and provides the state-approved examinations.
Licenses obtained at our classes are valid for 5 years.




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