Did you know?
The purchases you make today go to supporting our non-profit, state-wide efforts to support and protect the Hospitality Industry. Providing you with quality products and easy solutions to your required training needs helps us achieve our mission to Educate, Protect and Promote the hospitality industry. We know you have a choice when selecting a supplier, and we are truly honored that you have trusted us to fulfill your training and certification needs. Thank you for supporting the Industry that supports us all!
Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires that all Managers in a licensed food service operation become Certified Food Managers
and that one must always be present in the operation when there are four or more employees on duty. View the DBPR Administrative Code 61c-4.023 here
. For more information view our Food Manager FAQs
Choosing a program...
When selecting a training vendor be sure to:
Get it in writing - know what you are paying for and have a complete understanding of the services and products you are ordering.
Get the company name, the contact name and phone number when you call - you'll be grateful to have a name and contact who'll be there the next time you have questions about anything relating to the hospitality industry.
Check with the Better Business Bureau - especially when selecting someone you do not know - we frequently receive call from folks who did business with a new vendor and paid up front only to find out their class was canceled and now no one is answering the phone or returning calls.
Understand your discounts - Are you an FRLA member and do you qualify for a membership discount on the products you are buying? When you log in your membership discounts are automatically applied to your order. If you do not currently have an individual account with us, no problem! When creating your account, select your member company from the drop down list and the rest is automatic.
Consider your commitment to your certification - registering in advance, studying in advance and attending the review class may cost a little more in time and money, but pays off much higher dividends when it results in you passing the exam the FIRST time. Your time and money is valuable, use and invest it wisely.
Read the Fine Print - For instance when qualifying for our Test with Confidence Package, it requires: 1. Two (2) weeks advance registration that includes the purchase of the review class, exam and Manager Review Guide; 2. Attendance at the entire four (4) hour review class; 3. Take and complete the exam; 4. Call us 14 days after taking the exam for your score. This allows us to provide you with your passing score, or help you reschedule for your 2nd class and exam for free.