Certified Professional - Food Safety Course

CP-FS Class Schedule

The Certified Professional of Food Safety course is a proprietary credential of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Paster Training, Inc. is the preferred provider of the course as selected by NEHA.

The Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) course has been developed by industry experts to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure safe food in any retail environment — as a quality assurance or quality control manager, a facility manager, a food-safe chemical supplier, or a regulatory inspector.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be prepared to take the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) CP-FS examination.

About the CP-FS course and examination

The written exam consists of a total of 120 multiple-choice questions. Below is an outline of the eight different content areas the course will review:

  1. Cause and Prevention of Foodborne Illness
  2. Knowledge of Food Safety Inspections
  3. Facility and Plan Review
  4. Special Categories
  5. Legal Aspects of Food Safety
  6. Food Safety Education & Consumer Protection and Awareness
  7. Knowledge of Sample Collection & Interpretation of Results
  8. Identify and Understand Pest Control


Desired Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will know and understand:

  • Causes and prevention of foodborne illness
  • HACCP plans and active managerial control
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Conducting facility plan reviews
  • Pest control
  • Risk-based inspections
  • Sampling food for laboratory analysis
  • Food defense
  • Responding to food emergencies and foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Legal aspects of food safety


Provided Materials

  • CP-FS Study Guide
  • CP-FS Participant Guide
  • CP-FS Flash Cards

Recommended Materials

  • 2013 FDA Food Code
  • SURE Food Safety Manager Manual

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to help candidates prepare for the National Environmental Health Association’s CP-FS credential examination.

Recommended Schedule

  • Day 1 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Day 2 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Individual enrollment is available for all courses.


  • $699 1-2 participants
  • $649 3-5 participants

For larger group discounts please call Paster Training.

  • To apply for the NEHA CP-FS examination visit:
  • http://www.neha.org/professional-development/credentials/cpfs