Health Services

Food Managers Course 2016

Food Managers Course Manual

The Food Manager's Course Manual is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. In order to obtain a Food Manager's Course Manual, please send an email to php@suffolkcountyny.gov with the words “Food Manager’s Course Manual” and the desired language(s) in the subject line. If you have a question for which you wish to receive a response, please email the Department at scdhsweb@suffolkcountyny.gov

 

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.

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. A valid food protection/food safety certificate issued by an approved entity must be posted in public view in all food establishments regulated by the Department.

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.

What if I already have a non-Suffolk County issued certificate?

Suffolk County recognizes food safety certificates issued by entities that offer training equivalent to its own, and accepts valid certificates issued within the prior 3 years by an approved government agency or private corporation.

Approved Food Safety Certificate Issuing Entities:

  • Nassau County Health Department
  • National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • National Restaurant Association (ServSafe®)
  • New York State Education Department
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Nutritional Management Services
  • Prometric
  • The American Food Safety Institute

Food Manager's Course fee schedule:

Classroom Class - (11 hours) $75

Classroom Class, Spanish - (11 hours) $75

Classroom Class - Limited Course (4 hours) $40

Certificate Renewal Class - (7.5 hours) $50

Online Class $50

How do I register for a class?

Registration for all Food Manager's courses must be completed online or in person at 360 Yaphank Avenue, Suite 2A, Yaphank. Telephone registration is not available. In addition, advance payment is required for all classes and online exams in order to complete the registration process. Payment can be made online when registering using Visa/MC. Checks and money orders are accepted as payment if presented in person, or received by mail at least 7 days in advance of the course or exam start date with an application form.

Payment will not be accepted when checking in for classes or exams. Cash payment is not accepted.

Click here for Food Manager's Classroom Training Registration

 

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


Food Manager's Course 2016 Schedule

FIRST QUARTER
JANUARY
5, 6, 7 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11,12,13 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
11 1:30 AM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
14 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
15 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
19, 20, 21 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
25 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
28 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
28 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
FEBRUARY
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 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
23, 24, 25 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
26 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
MARCH
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
9 3:00 PM - 4:00 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
31 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
31 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
SECOND QUARTER
APRIL
4, 5, 6 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
8 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
12, 13, 14 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
15 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
18 12:00 PM - 3:00PM LIMITED CLASS
19, 20, 21 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
25 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
28 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
28 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
MAY
2, 3, 4 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
4 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
13 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17, 18, 19 9:00 PM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
23 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
24, 25, 26 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
31 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
31 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
JUNE
6, 7, 8 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 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
20 11:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST (MONTAUK LOCATION ONLY)
21, 22 , 23 9:00 AM - 12:15 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 REG. CLASS/TEST
THIRD QUARTER
JULY
5, 6, 7 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
11, 12, 13 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
13 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
15 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
19, 20, 21 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
25 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
AUGUST
1, 2, 3 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3 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
5 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG.CLASS/TEST
5 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
9, 10, 11 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
12 2:00 PM 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
22 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
SEPTEMBER
6, 7, 8 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
9 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
12, 13, 14 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
15 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
16 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
20, 21, 22 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
26 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
29 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
29 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
FOURTH QUARTER
OCTOBER
3, 4, 5 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
5 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 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
25, 26, 27 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
31 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
31 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
NOVEMBER
1, 2, 3 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
4 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15, 16, 17 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
21 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
28, 29, 30 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
DECEMBER
1 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG.CLASS/TEST
1 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
2 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
6, 7, 8 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
9 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
12, 13, 14 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
15 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
16 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG.CLASS/TEST
16 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
19, 20, 21 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS

 

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