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Issuance of a New Standard Northern Virginia Certified Food Manager (NVCFM) Card

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Prior to July 31, 2021, the NVCFM ID card was required in all establishments; after that date it is no longer legally required, but will still be accepted by Health Departments in Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, and other entities. All food-service establishments are still required to have a Certified Food Food Protection Manager in “immediate control” during all operating hours.

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The Northern Virginia Certified Food Manager (NVCFM) Photo ID Card (also known as the Northern Virginia Certified Food Manager Certificate) is a photo ID issued by ORS Interactive which certifies that the holder has taken and passed a recognized Food Protection Manager’s Exam. It is recognized by Health Departments in Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, and other entities.
For complete details on current Food Safety / Food Protection requirements for your establishment, please contact your local Health Department.


To acquire a Northern Virginia Certified Food Manager (NVCFM) Card:
1: First, it is necessary to take and pass an approved Certified Food Protection Manager’s Exam in a proctored testing environment. ORS Interactive offers the Servsafe food manager test for $99 (which includes the NVCFM card for FREE upon passing -- see here for details), although valid food manager certificates from Prometric, NRFSP, StateFoodSafety.com AAA Food Safety, The Always Safe Company, and 360Training are also recognized.


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    2: Once you have passed a recognized and approved certified food safety manager’s exam, including through ORS Interactive, you must bring your valid, original certificate into the ORS Interactive office, along with a valid, government-issued photo ID, and $30 (cash, credit card, and company check accepted). This can be done on a walk-in basis: Monday-Thursday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Friday-Saturday from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.The address is:ORS Interactive6066 Leesburg Pike Suite 200 B,Falls Church, VA 22041(See directions)
    3: Once you have brought the necessary materials, ORS Interactive will take your picture and issue your card immediately. Your card will be valid for five years from the date you passed the certified food managers exam.