Food Manager Training

Food Manager Training

What training is required of managers in food service
establishments?

  • Successful completion of an approved food manager training program (see list below)
  • A person meeting that qualification must be in the facility at all times
  • A person with a valid food manager training certificate will not need a food handler card
  • An exception from this manager training requirement will be given for certain facilities with minimal food preparation. These facilities have been rated as low risk establishments.
  • Questions? Please call the Environmental Health Division

What does this training include?

  • A minimum of six hours of training and successful completion of an exam through an approved training program
  • Only after successfully completing the exam will a person be eligible to meet the training requirement
  • The training will be good for five years from the date the training certificate is issued

Who offers the training?

Do I have to take the National or Local exam?

  • The Environmental Health Division will honor both, but only the national exam will be honored in other jurisdictions.