Health Services

Food Managers Course 2014

Food Managers Course Manual

For information on obtaining a Food Manager’s Course Manual, please send an email to php@suffolkcountyny.gov with the words “Food Manager’s Course Manual” in the subject line.

The Department of Health Services provides food safety training in both a traditional classroom setting and in an online format at reasonable cost. The course offered by Suffolk County is available to members of the food service industry and the general public.  Food Manager’s course students who own or are employed by a regulated food establishment must provide their permit number when registering for the course; if you do not own or work in a regulated food establishment, please call (631) 852-5997 to register for the course.

Students who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate that must be renewed every three years.  Certificate holders who register for renewal within 90 days following expiration of their certificates are eligible for the two half-day renewal course.  All food service establishments located in Suffolk County are required to have a current certified individual on their premises during all hours of operation.

What class should I take?

The class required depends on the type of establishment you own or work in.

Limited Class

Individuals who operate or are employed by ice cream stores, taverns, hot dog or ice cream trucks, and snack bars with minimal food preparation may take the “Limited” Food Manager class, which is a 3 hour classroom class offered once a month.  If you are unsure if you qualify to take the Limited class, please call (631) 852-5997.

Online Class

The online Food Manager’s course is equivalent to the traditional classroom class, and satisfies the Food Manager certificate requirement for all food establishments, allowing you to take the class at your convenience.  The course consists of 20 modules that address various food safety topics, with a short quiz that follows each module.  Successfully answering the quiz questions allows you to advance to the next module.  You must complete all modules within 45 days of registering for the course.  After completing all modules, you will be prompted to sign up for a test date.  The exam is given at our offices in Yaphank and test dates are scheduled on a regular basis. Click here to register for the Online Food Manager's Class.

Classroom Class

The traditional classroom-based Food Manager’s course is offered monthly and is taught by experienced Department food safety instructors in our Yaphank classroom over 3 half days.  An exam is given on the third class day.

Click here for Food Manager’s Classroom Training Registration

Certificate Renewal Class

Food Manager’s certificate holders can renew their certificates in a shortened (2 half day) class by registering for the Renewal course within 90 days following expiration of their current certificate.  The Renewal class is offered monthly and taught in our Yaphank offices.  An exam is given on the second class day.  Individuals needing to renew their certificates may also take the online course.

How do I get a reciprocal certificate?

Suffolk County recognizes food safety certificates issued by entities that offer training equivalent to its own, and issues reciprocal Suffolk Food Manager’s certificates for valid certificates issued within the prior 3 years by an approved government agency or private corporation.  An original certificate issued by one of the following approved entities must be presented to the Department with a completed Reciprocal Certificate Application and a nominal fee in order to obtain a reciprocal certificate.  Your original certificate is returned to you with the reciprocal Suffolk certificate.

Approved Food Safety Certificate Issuing Entities

  • National Restaurant Association (ServSafe®
  • New York State Education Department
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Nassau County Health Department
  • Prometric
  • National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • The American Food Safety Institute
Food Manager’s Course fee schedule:

Classroom Class - (11 hours) $50

Classroom Class, Spanish - (11 hours) $50

Classroom Class – Limited Course (4 hours) $35

Certificate Renewal Class – (7.5 hours) $40

Online Class $30

Reciprocal Certificate Processing Fee $20

Course and certificate fees may be made by check, money order, or Visa/Master Card, and coming soon in 2013 an online payment may be made by Visa/Master Card.

How do I register for a class?

Click here for Food Manager’s Classroom Training Registration

Click here to register for the Online Food Manager's Class.  

Call (631) 852-5997 to register for the Food Manager's Course 

Legend

English 3 Day Class English Oral Class / Test
Spanish 3 Day Class Spanish Oral Class
Test for online FMC course Limited Class
2014 Schedule
FIRST QUARTER
JANUARY
6, 7, 8 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
9 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
10 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14, 15, 16 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
21, 22, 23 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
27 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
30 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
FEBRUARY
3, 4, 5 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
18, 19, 20 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
25, 26, 27 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
28 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
28 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
MARCH
3, 4, 5 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11, 12, 13 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
18, 19, 20 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
27 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
27 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
SECOND QUARTER
APRIL
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
7 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
10 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
11 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15, 16, 17 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
18 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
22, 23, 24 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
28 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
30 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
MAY
5, 6, 7 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
5 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
8 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
9 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13, 14, 15 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
16 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
20, 21, 22 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
29 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
29 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
30 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
JUNE
2, 3, 4 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
2 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
5 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
6 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
10, 11, 12 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
13 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17, 18, 19 12:45 PM – 4:00PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
23 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
26 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
26 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
THIRD QUARTER
JULY
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
7 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
10 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
11 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15, 16, 17 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
18 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
25 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
28, 29, 30 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
AUGUST
4, 5, 6 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
4 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
7 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
8 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
11 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
12, 13, 14 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
15 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
18, 19, 20 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
21 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
21 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
25 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
SEPTEMBER
8, 9, 10 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
11 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
12 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16, 17, 18 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
19 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
23, 24, 25 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
29 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
30 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
FOURTH QUARTER
OCTOBER
6, 7, 8 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
9 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
10 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14, 15, 16 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
21, 22, 23 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
27, 28, 29 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
27 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
30 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
NOVEMBER
6 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
12, 13, 14 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
18, 19, 20 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
25 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
25 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
DECEMBER
1, 2, 3 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
1 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
4 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
5 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
9, 10, 11 12:45 AM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
12 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16, 17, 18 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
19 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
19 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST