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N.C. Cooperative Extension offers Safe Plates for Food Managers at local County Extension Centers. This program prepares managers for the American National Standards Institution approved Food Protection Manager Certification. Managers successfully completing the Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager exam meet the FDA Food Code 2017 requirement for a Certified Food Protection Manager.

This certificate not only meets the same requirement in North Carolina but is also good throughout the United States for five years. Managers trained in Safe Plates for Food Managers are equipped to create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice.

Virtual Safe Plates Certification Course Registration

Details about registration:
  • Payment is due at the time of registration and must be made with a credit card. The registration fee is $125 per person.
  • Students will receive immediate access to the course and will retain access for 365 days from the date of registration.
  • The cost of the course includes the exam. Tests will be given at the Brunswick County Extension Center in Bolivia, NC.
  • A “test only” option will be made available to those who take the class and fail the test and need to re-test. There is a $40 fee for re-testing. Contact us for details.

2021 Class Information:

Date & Time Location Cost Testing
Self-paced Online through NCSU’s Reporter System $125 (includes test, proctor, materials, and online instruction) *must have credit card to register*  In-person testing will be held in Bolivia, NC at the Brunswick County Center at 2:30 p.m. on

June 7
July 12
August 23
September 20
October 11
November 16 (only Tuesday)
December 6
Please make reservations at least 15 days before the date on which you plan to test. Tests are available in  English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Traditional Chinese.

 For more information in Brunswick County call 910.253.2610 or email Cheryle Syracuse,