Certified Professional - Food Safety Online Course

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) online course has been developed by industry experts to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to help 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/investigator.

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


Who Should Attend

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

Course Duration

This online course made up of 40 self-paced lessons. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. Total course duration depends on individual learning styles and prior knowledge of the subject matter.


$189 per participant

Click here to register for the CP-FS Online Course

  • To apply for the NEHA CP-FS examination visit:
  • http://www.neha.org/credential/CPFS.html