Compliance Training

Food Manager and Food Handlers Certification

Opus and Always Food Safe have teamed up to offer Certified Food Protection Manager training and Food Handlers Certification to businesses. Get the best of both worlds in training and food safety compliance. Plus, get our Price Match Guarantee*

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Compliance training built for your frontline

Opus helps you easily roll out compliance training that actually keeps your employees and your business safe.

  • Translated into 100+ languages
  • Micro lessons designed to be done over time at work, reducing training labor hours
  • Mobile-first training with instant certifications so you're compliant fast
  • One place to track all assignment progress and completion statuses

Common Questions

Is Always Food Safe's food handler certificate different from ServSafe or other companies?

It's the same thing! Always Food Safe is comparable to ServSafe as they both have ANSI accreditation status. There are other training providers who have also attained ANSI accreditation.

All ANSI-accredited companies have gone through a rigorous checking process to ensure they meet the requirements. The course content is the same across providers, although chapter headings and the order of the chapters may vary. All courses include cooking temperatures, fridge/freezer temperatures, bacterial multiplication, cleaning, and pest control because these items must be in-line with current Government guidelines. (FDA Food Code 2017).

Please note that Always Food Safe's Food Handlers Certificate is not recognized in certain states and jurisdictions. See full list of exceptions here. These exceptions are consistent with other food safety training providers. The Food Manager Certificate is recognized in all 50 states.

What if I operate in a state or city where Always Food Safe's Food Handlers Certificate is not accepted?

You will need to defer to the state or city-preferred food safety training for food handlers. FDA law requires that at least one Certified Food Protection Manager be on-site during any shift, which is why Food Manager Certificate is accepted in all states. For Food Handlers Certificate, the process will vary depending on the local health department.

How does Compliance Training on Opus work?

Opus makes compliance training as easy as possible for everyone. We've partnered with industry-leading, accredited certification providers to turn their expertise into training that's engaging for your frontline team.

Here's a quick rundown of how it works:

  • Decide approximately how many trainings you need. Buy in bulk to save upfront as your business grows.
  • We’ll help you get set up and add in your employees via HRIS integration.
  • Create rules for assignment so that each employee gets the training for their state and role when you see fit.
  • Track progress, completion, and certification in your Opus dashboard. Certificates are immediately sent to employees upon completion.
How does pricing work?

Opus makes it easy for businesses to purchase, assign, and track completion of compliance training for their employees. You can buy as little or as many trainings as you’d like — we offer bulk pricing discounts depending on how much you spend across all trainings. What’s great is that you don’t have to assign it all at once and you can buy more as you need.


  • Food Handlers Card: $10 per training
  • Food Manager Certifcate: $100 per training

Both trainings include one free exam retake! Bulk discounts are available. Once you're ready to buy, we'll issue you an invoice. You can pay via credit card or ACH.

We're offering a Price Match Guarantee, so you're seeing value on all fronts. Training must be comparable in both test and in number of trainings.

Try the Food Managers course yourself

Scan the QR code to get a sample of the course. If you're on mobile, click on this link.

It'll take you to download the Opus app, where you can test drive the training experience firsthand.

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