Food Safety Training:

Food Safety Education

Please see the attached 2023 ServSafe Course and Testing dates we are offering: Registration Flyer, Click Here!

The Food Protection Unit provides training including the following:

ServSafeĀ® Food Protection Manager Certification: This is the nationally recognized training program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This course is designed to educate foodservice operators in food safety, safe food handling practices, food borne illness prevention, and all related areas to ensure a safe and productive operation. Attendees who attend the course and pass the test will have their information forwarded to the Ohio Department of Health to be certified as Level 2 Food Safety Managers.
  • Beginning March 1, 2017, each risk level III and risk level IV food service operation and retail food establishment is required to have at least one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service that has obtained the Ohio level two certificate in food protection.
The Ohio Department of Health provides a list of training orginizations.

Person-In-Charge Training: The P.I.C. class is designed to introduce and prepare all attendees with a broad perspective of properly operating a safe and productive operation. The State of Ohio mandates that all retail food service operations and retail food establishments must have a Person-In-Charge (P.I.C.) during all hours of operation. The person-in-charge must have a working knowledge of food safety, food borne illness recognition and prevention, employee exclusions and restrictions, as well as accompany public health sanitarians during inspections. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance after completing the course (approximately 2-3 contact hours).
The Cleveland Department of Public Health may also design classes and presentations specific to your operational requirements. For more information, please call (216) 664-4491.

For more information about the Food Safety Program, Click Here!