Certified food protection manager training classes offered

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A food inspector reviews a kitchen. Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one certified food protection manager on staff.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three certified food protection manager trainings in early 2022: Feb. 2-3, March 30-31 and May 9-10.

The food safety management trainings will be offered via Zoom from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A computer-based certification exam is included, with proctors in Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer and Sitka. If requested, proctors may be available in additional communities.

A certified food protection manager is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with regulations. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff.

Participants must register at least two weeks before each class in order to receive the study guide on time. The registration deadline for the February class is Jan. 19. The March class deadline is March 16. The May class deadline is April 25.

Registration and more information are available at http://bit.ly/CFPM2022. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made seven business days in advance to the instructor, Julie Cascio, at jmcascio@alaska.edu.

The $200 fee includes one proctored certification exam. For additional information or to request another location, contact Cascio at 907-745-3677 or jmcascio@alaska.edu.