Welcome to the Food Manager Classes service for food managers employed within the City of Houston, Texas. This food managers certification course is for any food service manager who needs to obtain a certificate in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training. This course is State of Texas accredited and has been designed for those who want the best training in the least amount of time.

This course is self-paced. At any given point, users may stop or start the training material. When ready, come back to this site and log in with your username and password. The exam must be completed at the time you begin it.

Food Managers Course - This food manager course will take you through the fundamentals of food safety for your food managers card, license, permit or certificate. Once the course has been completed, you should have a good understanding of what foodborne illness is, how it is caused, and what you can do to help prevent it from occurring.

Once the course is successfully completed, you will be able to immediately print a certificate for your records. Remember, these certificates must be kept on file at your place of employment.

Please Note

Though our certificate is valid throughout the State of Texas, you may be required to transfer or register our certificate with your local health department.  If you're not sure, please be sure to contact them regarding this issue.
The FDA Food Code
Another thing you should be familiar with is the FDA Food Code. The Food and Drug Administration or FDA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In an effort to keep the public safe, the FDA cooperates with other agencies and publishes a model Food Code. The FDA code is the best resource for making regulations that will ensure that food is safe and protected. The contents of the code are intended to assist local agencies that oversee food safety.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed uniform standards for retail food establishments in the State of Texas known as the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).

You may also be required to follow local regulations if your local regulatory agency has implemented more restrictive requirements.