Eligibility Requirements

CP-FS Refrigerator Inspection, Food Safety CredentialTo be eligible for the CP-FS credential exam, a candidate must meet the criteria for 1, 2 or 3 as follows:

  1. Degree Track: You are eligible for the credential if you have:

    1. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental health from a degree program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council. To find out if your degree program has been accredited by EHAC, please visit their website at: http://www.nehspac.org/about-ehac/accredited-programs-ehac-undergraduate-programs/; OR

    2. a Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years experience in food protection; OR

    3. a Bachelor’s degree and possession of the NEHA REHS/RS credential

  2. Experience Track: You are eligible for the credential if you have:

    1. an Associate’s degree and four (4) years of progressive experience in food-related work, and successful passage of the Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM), Food Safety Managers Certification Examination (FSMCE), SuperSafe Mark Exam, or ServSafe exam; OR

    2. a High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years of progressive experience in food-related work, and successful passage of the Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM), Food Safety Managers Certification Examination (FSMCE), SuperSafe Mark Exam, or ServSafe exam

  3. “In-Training” Status: If you are applying under condition 1 of the eligibility requirements, but do not yet have the required work experience, you may apply for an “In-Training” Status registration. You will have three (3) years to acquire the necessary experience to transfer your registration to full-credential status. If you do not acquire the necessary experience in three years, your “In-Training” status will expire. In order to obtain the credential you will need to once again apply and be found eligible to take the exam.