Food Safety Manager Certification Program

 

Pennsylvania requires that most retail food facilities employ at least one certified food employee who is accredited by a nationally recognized food safety program. The certified food employee is the person in charge when at the facility. When not present at the facility, the certified person must be accessible by phone during the facility’s hours of operation. The Erie County Department of Health offers a course to prepare food handlers to take the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals exam, which is a nationally recognized program that meets the state’s requirements.

Call 814-451-6740 to obtain a course brochure and for information on course availability.

2022 Classes Information

Zoom

  • January 24 and 31; exam on February 2
  • February 7 and 14; exam on February 16
  • March 21 and 28; exam on March 30
  • October 17 and 24; exam on October 26
  • November 7 and 14; exam on November 16

Course dates listed above are via Zoom and are spread over two days. Sign-In for both days is 8:30 a.m. The first day is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second day is 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Zoom link and additional information about the course will be sent out the week prior. The test will be done in person at the Erie County’s Blasco Memorial Library.

  • Day 1
    • Sign-In: 8:30 a.m.
    • Start: 9:00 a.m.
    • End: 4:30 p.m.
  • Day 2
    • Sign-In: 8:30 a.m.
    • Start: 9:00 a.m.
    • End: 12:30 p.m.
  • In Person Test
    • Session 1: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In Person

  • April 18 and 25
  • May 16 and 23
  • June 6 and 13
  • August 15 and 22 – Class is Full and Closed
  • September 12 and 19

Course dates listed above are in-person at the Blasco Library in the Hirt Auditorium. Check in for both days is 9 a.m. The first day is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch on your own. The second day is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the exam immediately following the class.

  • Day 1
    • Check-In: 9:00 a.m.
      Start: 9:30 a.m.
      End: 4:30 p.m.
  • Day 2
    • Check-In: 9:00 a.m.
      Start: 9:30 a.m.
      End: 2:00 p.m. – includes exam time
  • Exam Only
    • Check-In: 12:00 p.m.

Note: There will be no classes in July or December

Course Fees

  • $155 – Course and exam
  • $ 75 – Exam only