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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. Details

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

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

UAF Cooperative Extension Service video conference training throughout the state. Details (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
Includes Bethel and Nome
Jennifer Dobson, REHS
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
(907) 543-6424
Jacqueline E Chase
RD Nutrition Consulting
(907) 842-3565 or (907) 842-9276
Virginia Durant, Assistant Business Manager
Lower Yukon School District
(907) 591-2411
Pat Owens, CFPM Proctor
Alaska CHARR
(907) 842-5579
Interior Alaska
Includes Denali, Fairbanks, Healy, Nenana, North Pole, and Tok
Jason Capp, ServSafe Instructor
Alaska CHARR
(907) 457-5742
Kathy McDougall
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Offering live training by statewide video conference.
Krynn Singdahlsen
Quality Sales Food Service
(907) 322-7690
Southcentral Alaska
Includes Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, and Kenai Peninsula
David Ahlberg
ServSafe and TAP Series Instructor/Proctor
(907) 252-5432
Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association
(907) 274-8133 or 1-800-478-2427
Julia Fawcett & Earl Pettyjohn, Certified Proctors
JAF Food Safety & Consulting
(907) 333-5369
Rebecca Jesse, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor
East Anchorage High School
(907) 244-7900
Allen McCarty
Alaska CHARR
(907) 224-4346
Kristie Parsons
(907) 982-3330
Sandy Cecere
Thomson Prometric
(800) 786-3926 x3257
Philip Rubalcava, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor
(907) 398-4980
Jerome Oates, Certified Prometric Instructor/Proctor
Pops Food Safety Training Big Lake, AK
(907) 355-8873
Sarah Shepard, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor
Alaska CHARR
(907) 274-8133 or 1-800-778-2427
John Walker
JTAK Food Safety
(907) 398-2584
Gary May
Faith Mountain Inc
(907) 713-7672
Southwest Alaska
Includes Unalaska
No instructors listed at this time.
Southeast Alaska
Includes Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, and Sitka
Jo Dawson, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor
Rainsong Training Services
(907) 209-0904
Sam Horpestad
(907) 254-0778
UAS Ketchikan Campus
ServSafe Proctor Only
(907) 228-4524