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About the Texas Certified Food Manager Examination

The Texas Certified Food Manager Examination is developed independently of the Texas Certified Food Manager training materials, utilizing specialized identity validation and security standards. It adheres to stringent test development and grading criteria.

Exam questions are developed using a widely-accepted systematic process that ensures the relevance, accuracy, readability, and technical quality of each individual question. Exam questions are pulled from a robust question bank, ensuring that questions will vary from one exam to the next. While each exam is unique, all exams provide a fair and equal assessment of examinees' knowledge of up-to-date food safety information.

This is a 75-question, multiple-choice exam. Candidates have a total of 90 minutes to complete all items. Questions will be presented one at a time, with the ability to review previously answered questions.

Exam Content Outline

Below are the specifications of the Texas Certified Food Manager Examination. The table details each topic area covered, along with the percent of questions asked.

Content Domain %
Foodborne Diseases 23%
Food Protection 33%
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan (HACCP) 12%
Physical Facility Design and Maintenance 11%
Active Managerial Control 21%

You must obtain a score of at least 70% to pass the exam and receive your certification.

Certificate Information

Once you have passed the Texas Certified Food Manager Examination, you will be able to download your official Food Manager Certificate, valid for five years in the state of Texas.


If your certification period is nearing expiration and you wish to become recertified, you must take an approved Certified Food Manager Exam.