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Internet Examination Development

Licensing Requirements for CFM Internet Examination Development

Internet examination development shall meet criteria established by the Conference for Food Protection Food Protection Manager Certification Standards for Accreditation of Food Manager Certification Programs, §4.0, Food Safety Certification Examination Development, and Texas Administrative Code 25 TAC §§229.176.

To become licensed for certified food manager internet examination development, please visit the Certified Food Manager Applications and Forms page and complete the appropriate application. for your program.

Return both the completed application and non-refundable fee made payable to:

Texas Department of State Health Services 
RLU, Food and Drug Licensing - MC 2003 
P O Box 149347 
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Please allow 4-6 weeks processing time from date of submitting application.


Licensing Fees

Internet Examination

Licensing Fee - $2,000.00


25 TAC §229.176 requires that all Department of State Health Services approved Certified Food Manager exams be for Internet exams Only. All On-Site exams must be ANSI-CFP Program accredited. 

Renewal Licenses

Renewals are valid for two years from the anniversary date. Failure to submit the renewal fee before the expiration date will result in a delinquency fee for each location and must be remitted before the license or permit will be issued.


Required Documents

The following documents MUST be submitted with this application and licensing fee:

Initial Application

Initial / Internet Examination Development License Application
Internet examination Program Curriculum

Renewal Application

Initial / Internet Examination Development License Application
Internet examination Program Curriculum 

Last updated May 15, 2019