Courses of Interest

Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business

Registration Available Online

March 15 - 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Course Instructors
Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist
Marine Advisory Program
Sarah Lewis, Family and Community Development Faculty
Cooperative Extension Service

This course presents the development and management of a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. Practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing and operational aspects of a specialty food business will be introduced. This course will be primarily delivered by lectures, supported by 4 homework assignments that are individualized to assist you to develop an action plan for your business. At the end of this course, the student will understand and use the appropriate managerial and decision-making tools that are needed to start and run a specialty food business.

This course is delivered using Zoom.

Certified Food Protection Management

Our next CFPM class is April 2, 2017

Locations include:

  • Palmer
  • Fairbanks
  • Sitka
  • Juneau

Cost:$200.00 (Includes Servsafe book, live instruction and exam)

Register Now!  (Registration deadline is April 12)

Want this class offered in your community or need to schedule an exam? Contact Julie Cascio or call 907-745-3677.

Who should take this course:

The Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training is required by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Food Safety and Sanitation (FSS) Program. For more information on the regulatory requirements, visit their website at: CFPM-State of Alaska DEC

In order to receive your CFPM, you are only required to pass the exam. Taking the training course is optional. If you have previously taken the course and passed the exam, you may wish to only schedule an exam. The UAF Cooperative Extension Service is working to create a network of exam proctors throughout Alaska.

To find a proctor near you, please contact Julie Cascio.

Cost:$75.00 per exam attempt.

Alternative Training Options:

For a complete list of current CFPM trainings being offered in the state, please visit: CFPM-State of Alaska DEC

Online Training Options:

Servsafe offers an online training option. More information can be found at: Servsafe

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals offers an online training option. More information can be found at: NRFSP

Testing Options: This exam must be administered by an exam proctor.

For a complete list of testing centers and proctors statewide, visit: CFPM-Alaska DEC-By Region

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