To obtain a National Certified Food Safety Manager License, you must pass a state-approved exam. The TLW class prepares you first, and then administers the exam the same day. For establishments with more than five (5) food handlers you MUST have a licensed-certified Food Manager on staff at each location.
A food handler is any individual engaged in the preparation or processing of food. Examples include: • a chef • a waitress that prepares a salad • a server that scoops ice cream • a bartender that cooks a frozen pizza or drops breaded mushrooms, etc. into a fryer*
Note that if you are renewing your Food Safety Manager License, you are not required to take the class again - only the exam is required.
We encourage you to download the following documents to review prior to the class and for reference thereafter: • Cooking: Time-Temperature Control for Safety Foods (TCS) • Refrigerator Storage Chart • Wisconsin Food Code