Food Safety Manager Certification


The Food Safety Manager Certification class by the Erie County Department of Health prepares food handlers to take the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification Exam.

Pennsylvania requires that most retail food facilities employ at least one certified food employee accredited by a nationally recognized food safety program.

Topics Include

  • Laws and Regulations
  • Updates to Pennsylvania Food Code
  • Causes and Prevention of foodborne illness
  • Proper methods for thawing, cooking, cooling and reheating
  • Hand washing and hygiene
  • Sanitation

The exam is done after the class. Those who pass the exam will receive the Food Safety Manager Certificate, which is valid for 5 years.


  • Class and Exam – $155
  • Exam Only – $75

For more information or to be registered, call 814-451-6740.




In-Person Classes
Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie
Check in – 9am
Day 1 – 9:30am to 4:30pm with 45-minute lunch on your own.
Day 2 – 9:30am to 12:30pm with the exam immediately following the class.
Exam Only – Check in at 12:00pm



  • February 5 and 12
  • March 18 and 25
  • April 22 and 29
  • May 13 and 20
  • June 17 and 24
  • July – No Classes
  • August TBD
  • September TBD
  • October TBD
  • November TBD
  • December -No Classes