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Food Manager's Course

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. Register for the Online Food Manager's Class.

The Food Manager’s course is also available for all your mobile devices. Download it free from Google Play or the Apple Store.

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.

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 equivalent certificates issued within the prior 3 years by an approved government agency or private corporation.

Note that certain approved entities offer different levels of food safety training, and only “food safety manager” level training is considered to be equivalent to Suffolk County’s certification course. “Food handler” training courses are not equivalent to Suffolk County’s certification course, and a “Food Handler” certificate is not recognized as equivalent to a Suffolk County Food Manager certificate.

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.

Food Manager's Classroom
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Food Manager's Course Schedule (2019):

JANUARY    
3 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
3 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
7 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
8, 9, 10 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15, 16, 17 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
22 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
22 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
FEBRUARY    
1 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
4 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
5, 6, 7 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
19, 20, 21 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
19, 20, 21 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
22 1 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
25 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
25 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
25 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
MARCH    
5, 6, 7 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
8 2 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
12, 13, 14 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
18 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
19, 20, 21 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
26 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
26 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


APRIL    
1, 2, 3 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
1, 2, 3 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
4 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
4 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
10 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
15 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16, 17, 18 9:00 AM 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
23, 24, 25 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
30 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
MAY    
6 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
13 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14, 15, 16 9:00 PM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
21 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
21 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
21 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
29 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
30 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
JUNE    
3, 4, 5 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3, 4, 5 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
7 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
10 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11, 12, 13 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST (Fishers Island Location)
18 11:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST (Montauk Location)
18, 19, 20 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
25 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
25 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
25 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


JULY    
2 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
2 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
8 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
9, 10, 11 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
15 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16, 17, 18 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
19 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
19 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
AUGUST    
5, 6, 7 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
5, 6, 7 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
8 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
9 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
12 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13, 14, 15 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
16 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
23 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
23 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
23 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
26, 27, 28 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
SEPTEMBER    
5 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST (X)
5 2 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
9 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
10, 11, 12 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
16 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17, 18, 19 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORal LIM. CLASS/TEST
24 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


OCTOBER    
4 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
7, 8, 9 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
7, 8, 9 2:00 PM- 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
10 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
10 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
16 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
22, 23, 24 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
NOVEMBER    
1 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
1 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
6 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
8 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
8 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
8 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
19, 20, 21 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
22 10:30 PM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
22 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
DECEMBER    
2, 3, 4 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
2, 3, 4 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
5 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
5 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
10, 11, 12 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
13 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
17 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
17 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
17 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


Food Manager's Course Schedule (2020):

JANUARY    
3 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14, 15, 16 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
22 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
23 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
30 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
FEBRUARY    
3, 4, 5 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3, 4, 5 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 1 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
7 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
7 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
11 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
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
28 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
28 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
MARCH    
6 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
6 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
10, 11, 12 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17, 18, 19 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
20 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
24 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
26 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
26 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


APRIL    
6, 7 , 8 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6, 7, 8 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
9 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
9 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
10 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
10 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
14, 15, 16 9:00 AM 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
21, 22, 23 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
28 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
30 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
MAY    
1 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
5, 6, 7 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
8 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
20, 21, 22 9:00 PM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
28 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
28 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
28 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
JUNE    
1, 2, 3 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
1, 2, 3 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
4 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
4 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
5 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
9, 10, 11 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
16, 17, 18 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
19 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
24 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
25 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
25 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
25 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST


JULY    
1 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
7, 8, 9 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14, 15, 16 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
17 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
28 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
29 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
29 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
29 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
AUGUST    
3, 4, 5 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
3, 4, 5 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
6 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
6 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
7 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
11, 12, 13 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
14 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
21 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
31 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
31 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
31 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
SEPTEMBER    
9 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST (X)
10 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
15, 16, 17 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
24 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
29 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST


OCTOBER    
1 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
5, 6, 7 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
5, 6, 7 2:00 PM- 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
8 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
8 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
9 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
20, 21, 22 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
23 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
23 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
27, 28, 29 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
30 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
30 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
30 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
NOVEMBER    
5 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
12 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
13 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
17, 18, 19 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
24 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM.CLASS/TEST
24 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
DECEMBER    
1, 2, 3 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
1, 2, 3 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM SPANISH 3 DAY CLASS
4 9:00 AM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
4 1:00 PM SPANISH ORAL CLASS
8, 9, 10 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ENGLISH 3 DAY CLASS
11 10:00 AM ONLINE COURSE TEST
15 10:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST
16 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM LIMITED CLASS
17 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL REG. CLASS/TEST
17 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENGLISH ORAL LIM. CLASS/TEST
17 2:00 PM ONLINE COURSE TEST

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