Food Safety Classes

Food Employee 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 814-451-6761 to obtain a course brochure and for information on course availability.

Course Location

Erie County Public Library Admiral Room
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

Course Dates For 2020

Courses are spread over two days. The first day is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second day is 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Courses take place in the Admiral Room at Erie County’s Blasco Memorial Library.

  • February 3 and 10, 2020
  • March 23 and 30, 2020
  • April 20 and 27, 2020
  • May 11 and 18, 2020
  • June 22 and 29, 2020
  • July 21 and 28, 2020
  • August 17 and 24, 2020
  • September 21 and 28, 2020
  • October 19 and 26, 2020
  • November 16 and 23, 2020

Course Fees

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