Person In Charge

The new food code requires that a Person in Charge (PIC) is available on the premises at all times while the facility is operating. That means that if the PIC is the manager, but the manager needs to go to the bank or is out on lunch, there has to be another PIC available during their absence.

At least one PIC must be certified through an ANSI Accredited Certified Food Protection Manager Program. They do not need to be present during the inspection; however, if the PIC is not accredited, they must be able to answer the inspector's questions on food safety.

There are 7 (and only 7) courses that are ANSI Accredited Certified Food Protection Manager Programs and they are found below.

Accredited Food Protection Manager Programs

Company Accredited Class Contact Information
Online Resources
Languages Offered
National Restaurant Association (NRA)/ServSafe
ServSafe Manager 
Phone: 800-765-2122, ext. 703
English, Spanish, Korean, French, Canadian, Chinese, Japanese
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
Food Safety Manager Certification
Phone: 800-446-0257; 800-443-0259
Website English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
1 AAA Food Handler Food Manager Certification Phone: 714-592-4100 Website English, Spanish ANSI-CFP Food Manager Phone: 877-881-2235 Website English
AboveTraining/StateFood Food Safety Manager Certification Phone: 801-494-1416 Website English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
The Always Food Safe Company, LLC Food Manager Certification Phone: 544-312-2011 Website English, Spanish
Responsible Training / Safeway Certifications LLC Food Protection Manager Certification Phone: 512-996-0909 Website English