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Licensing Requirements for Certified Food Manager Programs

To become licensed as a certified food manager training program, please visit the Food Manager Forms and Applications 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

Classroom Programs

Licensing Fee - $600.00
Late Fee - $100.00

Internet Examination

Licensing Fee - $2,000.00

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

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

Initial Application

Instructor Application(s) - Classroom
Program Curriculum (14 hr) - Classroom

Renewal Application

Instructor Application(s) new & renewals - Classroom

Military Personnel

Confirmation of service - Classroom
Documentation of comparable training applicable to Instructor - Classroom

Last updated July 2, 2015