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The Bridgeport Health Department requires that all food service establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff. The requirements for becoming a certified food protection manager in Connecticut include:

  1. Completion of an approved food safety training program that is at least eight hours in length.
  2. Passing an approved food protection manager certification exam with a score of 75% or higher.
  3. Renewing certification every five years by completing an approved recertification course or exam. 
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Approved Exam Providers

Exam/Certification Name Testing Agency

Food Protection Manager

ServSafe® National Restaurant Association (NRA)


Certified Food Safety Manager

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals


Food Protection Manager Certification®



Certified Food Protection Manager

AboveTraining, Inc dba StateFoodSafety



Food Protection Manager

The Always Food Safe, LLC



Printable List of Certified Food Protection Manager Courses