National Credential
Credential: Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)

The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) measures the level of food safety comprehension of workers in the retail and manufacturing industry who must follow HACCP plans. This certification is intended for workers in facilities such as food manufacturing, processing plants, food packing, and warehouses storing food for human consumption. A Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager should be able to perform the following functions: Conducting preliminary activities, conducing hazard analyses, establishing detailed control measures, conducting verification activities, conducting operational implementation activities, and conducting continuous improvement activities. There are no education or experience requirements to sit for the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 92G Culinary Specialist MOS other          
Warrant Officer 640A Food Safety Officer WOMOS some        

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)
7680 Universal Boulevard
Suite 550
Orlando, FL  32819
Phone: (800) 446-0257
Fax: (407) 352-3603
Email: customer.service@nrfsp.com

Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)

The Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates for the CFSHM examination must be of legal age to work in the jurisdiction in which they are employed and possess valid identification.

Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)

  • Conducting Preliminary Activities (22%)
    • Obtain management commitment
    • Assemble the HACCP team
    • Identify regulatory and customer requirements
    • Identify existing prerequisite programs (PRPs)
    • Identify product ingredients
    • Identify intended use of the product
    • Identify characteristics of end product
    • Create flow diagrams
    • Verify flow diagrams
    • Describe process steps
    • Identify unique and similar food processes
    • Describe existing control methods
  • Conducting a Hazard Analysis (24%)
    • Select a method for conducting hazard analysis
    • Identify existing information (hazard guides and other available information)
    • Identify potential hazards
    • Identify likelihood of hazard occurring
    • Identify causes of hazards
    • Determine severity of illness or injury caused by the hazard
    • Select control measures
    • Determine prerequisite programs needed to control hazards
    • Identify and establish critical control points
    • Update preliminary HACCP system information at the completion of the hazard analysis
  • Establishing Detailed Control Measures (18%)
    • Establish prerequisite programs
    • Establish the operational prerequisite programs
    • Establish critical limits
    • Establish a monitoring HACCP system
    • Calibrate monitoring equipment
    • Monitor critical control points
    • Establish a corrective action plan
    • Conduct initial validation of CCP and critical limits
  • Conducting Verification Activities (19%)
    • Establish records and documents
    • Review records for deviations and corrective actions
    • Establish verification procedures
    • Conduct verification planning and scheduling
    • Verify compliance with applicable codes and laws
    • Manage sampling and testing activities
    • Conduct periodic internal audits
    • Validate HACCP plans and prerequisite program
    • Verify prerequisite program
  • Conducting Implementation and Continuous Improvement Activities (17%)
    • Manage personnel training
    • Maintain management commitment
    • Manage the HACCP Team
    • Monitor emerging issues for impact on HACCP system
    • Review deviations, non-conforming products, and consumer complaints for impact on HACCP system
    • Conduct annual reviews and update as determined
    • Implement corrective actions
    • Implement record keeping

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) examination:

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Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The only method for recertification is to retake the examination. Certification is valid for up to five years. Individuals applying to recertify must sign and agree to uphold and abide by the Code of Conduct, complete the application for the examination, and pay all applicable fees.