Food Manager Licensing

Licensing - Food Manager Training Programs

Food manager certification has become a standard across the food industry. To become a food manager training entity, become licensed as a certified food manager training program  

Licensing Fees 


Testing Sites 

  • One Site: $400.00 

  • 2–10 Sites: $1000.00 

  • Over 10 Sites: $2,000.00 

  • Late Fee - $100.00 


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 

Initial Application 

  • Initial Test Site License Application 


Renewal Application 

Licensing Requirements for Test Sites

To become a licensed as a certified food manager test site, please visit the Certified Food Manager  Applications and Forms page and complete the appropriate application.

FAQs for Local Licensing

Frequently asked questions about Licensing for Food Managers include information on required course topics; processes for media conversions, language translations, and course revisions; and more.  


For additional questions, contact the Food Licensing Group via email or by phone at 512-834-6727. 

My Food Establishment is Permitted by a Local Health Jurisdiction; Must I Obtain Food Manager Certification?

Under §228.33(a) At least one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Food establishments permitted by a local health jurisdiction should contact that specific jurisdiction to obtain information regarding their requirements for food manager certification.