Become a certified food safety manager at your facility

Find a nationally recognized training and exam you can take online from home.

What to do

Get certified online

To get your certificate as a "food safety manager" you need to take a test first.

You do not need to take any training classes to take the test. But taking a class can help you get a passing grade for your certification.

These online food safety classes are accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In-person classes are not currently offered by the health department. 

What to expect

What to expect


Online programs should cost around:

  • $69.95 to $119.96


  • Allow at least 4 hours for the training and 2 hours for your exam.
  • Start and stop as needed.
  • View or print your certification right away after you pass the exam.
  • Certificates are good for 5 years.


  • Food poisoning causes and prevention
  • Temperature controls
  • Cross contamination
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Pest control

Get help


Food safety program

Environmental Health Branch
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Last updated April 24, 2024