Restaurants & Food Industry

Food Protection Certification Program

Food Certification Program

The law requires that most retail food facilities in Pennsylvania have one certified food employee who is accredited by a nationally recognized program.

The certified food employee must be the person in charge when at the facility and accessible at all times (in person or 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 814-451-6752 to obtain a course brochure and for course availability.

Course dates:

February 2 and 9, 2015
March 23 and 30, 2015
April 20 and 27, 2015
May 11 and 18, 2015
June 22 and 29, 2015
July 13 and 20, 2015
August 24 and 31, 2015
September 14 and 21, 2015
October 19 and 26, 2015
November 16 and 23, 2015

Cost:

$145.00 Course and exam
$ 50.00 Exam only


This information is distributed by Erie County Department of Health, 606 W. 2nd Street, Erie, PA 16507, 814-451-6700, www.ecdh.org