Food Protection Manager Accreditation – How to Apply

A certification body that certifies food protection managers* must submit a preliminary application form (FA 7803) for approval prior to submitting the full application for the ANAB-CFP program accreditation under the Conference for Food Protection Accreditation Standards.

Personnel certification bodies must satisfy three basic eligibility requirements:

  • Certification program must have independent status
  • Certification program must be a legal entity or part of a legal entity
  • Certification program must have a defined scope for each certification

Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the preliminary application form.

Once we receive the preliminary application form, ANAB staff will review it and notify you within 10 business days of one of the following:

  • your organization is eligible to proceed with the application process;
  • your organization will need to provide additional information; or
  • your organization is not eligible to apply.

If you are notified of your eligibility to proceed with the process, we will direct you on the next steps, including how to submit the full application and pay the application fee.

For more information on fees associated with the accreditation process please refer to PR 7522 Fees – Accreditation of Credentialing Programs.

*Food Protection Manager: Person who has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he/she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.

For more information, please contact:

Katherine Krehbiel
Senior Manager of Accreditation, Credentialing Programs
ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

*If you are an individual seeking a food protection manager certification, please consult our list of accredited organizations and reach out directly to one of these organizations for information. Please note that ANAB does not issue food protection manager certifications