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Certified Food Protection Manager

Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. If you work in the Municipality of Anchorage, please contact them to verify their requirements.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, please contact an Environmental Health Officer in your area.

Upcoming Classes

Alaska CHARR in-person courses offered throughout the state.

JTAK Food Safety in-person courses. Offering multiple courses.

Michele Shapiro. In-Person courses in Wasilla. (PDF)

UAF Cooperative Extension Service video conference training throughout the state. (PDF)

Chef Marshie Morgan's online food manager course. (PDF)

Kristie May Parsons State-wide ServSafe Examinations & Classes (PDF)

CFPM Information

What is a CFPM? A CFPM is a person who has passed one of the following national exams: ServSafe (National Restaurant Association), Prometric and National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NFRSP), State Food Safety, 360 Training.

Why is a CFPM Important? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided an informational poster (PDF) about the benefits of having a CFPM on staff.

How much does it cost to get a CFPM certification? Costs for testing and training range from $75 - $299

How long are certifications valid? Five years.

How long is a CFPM class? Training programs (in person and online) average 4-12 hours in length. Testing usually lasts no longer than two hours.

How do I add my name as a CFPM trainer/proctor and/or list an upcoming class? Email a flyer and business name to your local Environmental Health Officer.

Regions of Alaska

Arctic Alaska

No instructors listed at this time.

Western Alaska

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
Jennifer Dobson, REHS Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation 907-543-6424 jennifer_dobson@ykhc.org
Jacqueline E Chase RD Nutrition Consulting 907-842-3565 or 907-842-9276 jackiechase66@yahoo.com
Virginia Durant, Assistant Business Manager Lower Yukon School District 907-591-2411 vdurant@loweryukon.org
Pat Owens, CFPM Proctor Alaska CHARR 907-842-5579  
Kristie Parsons   907-982-3330 arctic_kristie@yahoo.com

Interior Alaska

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
Jason Capp, ServSafe Instructor Alaska CHARR 907-457-5742 akjdog01@acsalaska.net
Kathy McDougall UAF Cooperative Extension Service   kmmcdougall@alaska.edu
Krynn Singdahlsen Quality Sales Food Service 907-322-7690 krynn@qualitysales.net

Southcentral Alaska

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
David Ahlberg ServSafe and TAP Series Instructor/Proctor 907-252-5432 ahlberg@acsalaska.net
Julia Fawcett & Earl Pettyjohn, Certified Proctors JAF Food Safety & Consulting 907-333-5369 jafconsult@aol.com
Rebecca Jesse, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor East Anchorage High School 907-244-7900 jesse_rebecca@asdk12.org
Allen McCarty Alaska CHARR 907-224-4346 mccartyallen@yahoo.com
Kristie Parsons   907-982-3330 arctic_kristie@yahoo.com
Sandy Cecere Thomson Prometric 800-786-3926 x3257  
Philip Rubalcava, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor   907-398-4980 chefphil2112@yahoo.com
Jerome Oates, Certified Prometric Instructor/Proctor Pops Food Safety Training Big Lake, AK 907-355-8873 ybpops@yahoo.com
Sarah Shepard, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association 907-274-8133 or 1-800-778-2427 info@alaskacharr.com
John Walker JTAK Food Safety 907-398-2584 jtakfoodsafety@gmail.com
Gary May Faith Mountain Inc 907-713-7672 gary.may.61@gmail.com

Southwest Alaska

No instructors listed at this time.

Southeast Alaska

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
Jo Dawson, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor Rainsong Training Services 907-209-0904 rainsongtraining@ymail.com
Sam Horpestad   907-254-0778  
  UAS Ketchikan Campus ServSafe Proctor Only 907-228-4524 lamurph@uas.alaska.edu