Certificate Issuance and Usage Policy


The purpose of this document is to provide clarity about how the certificates are issued and used by the Client / Student, DSBWorldWide, Inc. employees, partnered health department officials, and external entities.


Certified Food Protection certificates are issued to students seeking food manager education upon completion of the proctored Certified Food Protection manager assessment.


  • Certificate” – defined as a document issued after successful completion of CBT exam.

  • Certificate issuance” – defined as the act of delivering a certificate via Food Manager Classes CFP course.

  • Certificate usage” – understood to mean the intended use of the certificate by the food manager client/student with regards to regulatory health official’s requirements.

  • Proctor” – external entity that provides a safe and secure location for verifying, administering and monitoring the student during the taking of the CFP assessment.

  • Successful completion” – understood to mean the receipt of a passing score or percentage upon completion of the proctored online exam, the baseline of which is defined by cut score (passing score) committee.

Course completion and certificate issuance

Course completion and certificate issuance are based upon several factors:

  • Client / Student has properly signed-up and completed their profile
  • Client / Student has purchased the course in need or entered codes from a group order made on their behalf
  • Exam Assessment
    • Client / Student will arrange assessment schedule date and time with Proctor at Proctor Testing Center
    • On assessment date Client / Student will be verifired at Proctor Testing Center
    • Proctor will launch and monitor process of Client / Student assessment
    • Client / Student will have 1 opportunity to pass the exam
    • Client / Student must pass the exam by achieving the minimal passing score
  • Once Client / Student has passed the exam, they will then be issued a CFP manager certificate.
  • The Client / Student can access the certificate for viewing / printing any time during the validity of the certificate.
  • Once the certificate has expired, the Client / Student will have to purchase and pass the proctored assessment again before accessing their new FoodManagersCertification.com certificate.

Certificate Validity:

  • The FMC CFP certificate will be issued upon passing the CFP examination.  
  • The certificate shall be valid for no more than 5 years.

Certificate Usage:

  • Please Note: Certificate use is defined and dictated by regulatory authorities, state or local laws or regulations, and /or legislative documents.
  • Students must present their certificate to their employer.  A copy of the certificate is to be kept at the employee’s place of business.
  • Students may print their food manager certificates upon completion of the course from their account.
  • Students use their food manager certificate to provide proof of satisfactory completion of the Certified Food Protection food manager procotored assessment to their employer and health department.
  • Students may reprint their certificate from foodmanagerscertification.com at any time during the validity of the certificate.  Sample reasons for reprinting their certificate would be: change of employment or lost certificate.

 Last Updated: 11/26/2019