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Certified Food Protection Manager Class (8 Hour)

Attention food operation owners, kitchen managers and food handler supervisors! This one day class prepares you to take the examination needed to certify or recertify you as a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM).

This certification requirement is mandated by California State law for all retail food operations (restaurants, cafes, markets, mobile carts, caterers, etc.) and is enforced by local health departments.

A CFPM is a certificate that is to be obtained by the owner or employee of food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food. There shall be at least one CFPM person at each food facility.

This college's program (course, instructor, proctor, etc.) is on Los Angeles County Health Department's list of approved trainers and certification providers. The certification is accepted by all health departments in California and nearly all jurisdictions across the United States.

Important: Pre-registration required! Walk-in registration is not available for this class.

Exam/Materials Fee: Students who wish to sit for the exam during the last two hours of class will be required to use their credit card to make an online payment of $34 to the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (nationally accredited, third party certifying organization).

Pre-class preparation: Students are expected to familiarize themselves with food protection concepts prior to attending class. Numerous sources of food protection information are available to help you prepare for the exam. Students may also utilize an online refresher training module and study manual developed specifically for this course.

The training link and manual are to be requested directly from instructor Gevork Kazanchyan by emailing him at

All other class related matters should be directed to the Community Education office.

Food Handler Card (CFH Card)

A Food Handler Card (CFH Card) is a certificate that is required by all food employees who are involved in the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility. The CFH Card is obtained after attending a food safety training course and passing an examination from an accredited organization. If you (or co-workers) need the CFH Card, use direct link below:

For additional information on the Food Protection Manager Certification, including how it differs from the Food Handler Card (CFH Card), please see the link to CFPM FAQ.pdf located below.

If you are interested in registering for this class, please see the class syllabus link below.

For additional information on the certification exam itself and other available preparation resources, visit:

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Fee: $95.00

Exam Fee: $34.00 (Paid by credit card in class)

Register for this class.

As with all credible Certified Food Manager courses in CA, all students/candidates wishing to take the exam are expected to familiarize themselves with or already be familiar with food safety concepts prior to attending class to best prepare for success on the exam.

Please review the following documents:
Certified Food Manager Syllabus - COC.pdf
L.A. County Public Health - Approved Course Providers 

Students must register for Community Education activitiesin advance, the Community Education office is open 8:30am till 4:30pm Monday thru Thursday. Registration may be done online, in person at the Community Education office in the new Canyons Hall Room 167, by calling (661)362-3300, or by mailing in a Community Education registration form and payment (CE Registration Form.pdf).