Examination Content and the Types of Questions on the Exam

This department-approved online Texas DSHS FMC Certification Examination will consist of seventy-five multiple choice questions, with a specific number of each covering the following topics:

  • twelve (12) questions covering food protection;
  • four (4) questions concerning the requirements regarding the purchasing and receiving of food and food related items;
  • seven (7) questions over storage in food establishments;
  • ten (10) questions over food preparation;  
  • six (6) over food service and display;
  • two (2) questions on the use and maintenance of tools and equipment within food establishments;
  • six (6) questions related to cleaning and sanitizing equipment, utensils and food contact surfaces in food establishments;
  • one (1) question on how to select, monitor, and maintain a water source;
  • one (1) question on how to monitor and maintain plumbing;
  • one (1) question on how to monitor and maintain ventilation systems;
  • two (2) questions on how to select, monitor, and maintain waste disposal facilities and equipment;
  • one (1) question on how to clean and maintain restroom facilities;
  • two (2) questions on general maintenance and housekeeping;
  • two (2) questions on monitoring equipment and facilities,
  • one (1) question on proper postings;
  • seven (7) questions on personal hygiene of employees;
  • two (2) questions concerning properly training employees;
  • seven (7) questions on monitoring personnel behaviors and their relation to food safety;
  • and one (1) question on ensuring regulatory compliance at the state and local level and correcting and minimizing noted violations.