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Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS)


What is a CP-FS?

Exam and Application


Recommended Study References

Below is a list of study references that are recommended to assist the candidate in preparing for the CP-FS examination. Many resources are available for purchase through the NEHA online Bookstore.

Study Guide: NEHA's
(CP-FS) Manual (Third Edition)

NEHA Online Education:
Credential Review Courses : CP-FS

Individual References

  1. NEHA's CP-FS Manual (Third Edition), NEHA

  2. Federal Drug Administration 2009 Food Code:

  3. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21:

  4. Modern Food Microbiology (Seventh Edition), 2005, J. M. Jay, M. J. Loessner, and
    D. A. Golden

  5. Bioterrorism Act of 2002:

  6. CARVER + Shock: Enhancing Food Defense:

  7. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Volume 18, Number 3), 2012.

  8. Food Establishment Plan Review Guide:

  9. CIFOR: Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response:

  10. Conference for Food Protection: Emergency Action Plan for Retail Food Establishments:

  11. Investigations Operations Manual 2012:

  12. Essentials of Food Safety and Sanitation, 4th Edition, 2005. D. McSwane, N. Rue, and
    R. Linton

  13. Guidance for Industry: Retail Food Stores and Food Service Establishments:

  14. Managing Food Safety: A Regulatorís Manual For Applying HACCP Principles to
    Risk-based Retail and Food Service Inspections and Evaluating Voluntary Food Safety
    Management Systems:

  15. Environmental Engineering, 5th Edition, 2003. J.A. Salvato, N. Nemerow, F. Agardy 

  16. Reportable Food Registry for Industry:

  17. Principles of Food Sanitation, 5th Edition, 2006, N.G. Marriott and R.B. Gravani

  18. Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards:

  19. FEMA Incident Command System Overview:

  20. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007:

  21. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA):

  22. Guide to Traceback of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Implicated in Epidemiological

  23. IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB): Food Traceability, 2012:

  24. HACCP Principles & Application Guidelines:

  25. FEMA: National Incident Management System:

  26. The HACCP Food Safety Manual, 1995, Joan K. Loken

  27. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 18th Edition, 2004. APHA, Ed. By
    David Heymann, MD


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