Food Safety Classes for Cottage Food Operators
Before you may apply for a cottage food license, you must complete an approved Food Handler course. The Food Manager course is NOT required but is acceptable should you choose to take it.
Five (5) Approved Testing Organizations and Tests for Certified Food Protection Manager (formerly known as Qualified Food Operator):
1. ServSafe®/National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Exam Name: ServSafe Food Protection Manager Exam
175 West Jackson, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
2. National Registry of Food Safety Professionals/Environmental Health Testing
Exam Name: Certified Food Safety Manager Exam
6751 Forum Drive, Suite 220
Orlando, FL 32821
Exam Name: Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam
6801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Suite 150
Austin, TX 78731
4. AboveTraining, Inc dba StateFoodSafety
Exam Name: StateFoodSafety Certified Food Protection Manager Exam
711 Timpanogos Pkwy Bldg M, Ste 3100
Orem, UT 84097
5. The Always Food Safe, LLC
Exam name: Food Protection Manager Exam
899 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
Please note: Effective 4/1/22, Prometric is no longer offering the Certified Food Protection Manager exam. Those who passed the Prometric exam that was offered prior to this date are still acceptable to meet the regulatory requirement in Connecticut for being a Certified Food Protection Manager.
These are the only approved courses at this time. A copy of your certification must be provided at the time of your application. If you have any questions, concerns, or clarifications, please contact us by emailing to email@example.com.